About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

Whether you are maintaining an oil rig or processing plant, good quality maintenance is critical to delivering a safe reliable product to your customers. Whatever your level of maintenance experience, this course will equip you with the valuable skills and understanding that will enhance your maintenance career.

Too often the maintenance department is seen as the cause of why assets are unavailable, in poor condition yet are costing too much to maintain. By comparison, pace setting companies see maintenance as adding value to their assets and employ an integrated, holistic approach to their maintenance activities. This VILT will help you move towards that pace setting performance.

This VILT also has some specific COVID-19 content, specifically a risk assessment model along with the latest thinking on how to minimise the impact as we move into a COVID-19 constrained world. Your Instructor has been involved in two of the largest maintenance projects in the UK as the outbreak hit as well as facilitating digitisation projects that will help not just react to COVID-19 but also use this as a chance to evolve in a way we will value once the COVID-19 risk passes. This experience will be used to provide case studies and exercises for this course.

This VILT is based on an integrated maintenance model that has been used by leading companies and consultants with success and recognised as best practice. Participants will learn the total impact that maintenance can have on a business, identify key elements (and value) of effective maintenance for their own plants to not only reduce costs but also improve performance. The critical types of maintenance will be covered from day-to-day activities to shutdowns and reliability improvement. The VILT will break down traditional functional boundaries and encourage a holistic approach to maintenance.

With an organisation’s maintenance process only as good as its weakest link, this course will guide participants through all the key steps of a maintenance process and its supply chain. Participants will understand what is considered a good standard for each step in the maintenance process, how to identify the weakest links and subsequently how they can accelerate their performance improvement.

By the end of this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT), participants will be able to:

  • Explain the challenges and objectives facing maintenance organisations today
  • Demonstrate the importance of work order systems and use techniques for time estimations and priority assignments
  • Prepare a preventive maintenance program
  • Apply project management techniques to effectively manage major maintenance activities and shut downs
  • Use capital budgeting techniques to evaluate maintenance capital expenditures
  • Demonstrate understanding of how to maintain the optimal stock levels of spare parts to ensure operational continuity
  • Prepare the right Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to evaluate and improve performance in maintenance

This Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) is not just for maintenance professionals. Maintenance teams cannot perform without effective integration with operations and supply chain functions. Availability losses are often caused by operations or design issues and pace setting companies have generated significant benefits by integrating operation and maintenance strategies and working more collaboratively.

This VILT will help all members of the operations and maintenance teams and their supply chain better understand their respective roles in ensuring that maintenance is benefitting and not inhibiting their business.

Your expert course leader is an award-winning consultant and trainer with 30 years’ experience in maintenance and reliability improvement. He has worked across five  continents, in a wide variety of environments from the world’s largest oil refinery to a small drinks production line. He has 10 years of maintenance management experience in the process industry, so he brings a very practical approach to training. He moved into consulting with ABB Eutech as their global maintenance specialist where he led maintenance and reliability best practice panels, delivered a wide range of maintenance improvement projects and trained other consultants.

Your expert course leader founded his consultancy and training business in 2002 to focus on maintenance and reliability improvement. As part of this, he developed a range of  maintenance “models of excellence” with inputs from authors, international lecturers and some of the world’s leading consultants and operators. His work has been recognised as being at the leading edge of industry best practice, winning independent awards such as the UK Chemical Industries Association “Excellence in Engineering” award.

He remains close to the industry as a respected specialist helping operating companies to achieve changes in performance. This ongoing field work enables him to continue to refine and extend best practice and the learning from this is continually fed into his training.

His unique experience of facilitating two major turnarounds when the Coronavirus escalated into lockdown have given him a unique insight into how events of this type can disrupt maintenance. Moreover, his involvement in developing management processes and leading a Coronavirus response on a major industrial asset means he can talk with direct experience about how to cope and innovate in this global pandemic.

He is also the expert course leader for the following courses offered by PetroEdge:

  • Effective Plant Turnaround Management
  • Maintenance and Reliability Masterclass
  • Preventive and Predictive Maintenance
  • Advanced Turnaround, Shutdown and Outage Management

Learn what past participants have said about PetroEdge training courses

As educational and insightful as it is fun and engaging, our Instructor guaranteed our course success by keeping things very interesting and relevant, shedding light on new ways to address our existing workloads!

Turnaround Planner, Aker Solutions

A very good and useful course especially for both Ops and Maintenance. The instructor did a very good job and perfect venue!

Operations Supervisor, Brunei Shell Petroleum

The trainer provides very helpful information and knowledge on how to achieve or improve on how I will do my next planning. I can now achieve and optimise our department targets.

Maintenance Coordinator, Brunei Methanol Company

Good and practical training.

Asset Planning Engineer, Petrofac

Good course and very interesting.

Operation Readiness Assurance Engineer, Sarawak Shell Berhad