Equipment, Facilities and Maintenance > Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices – Aligned with SMRP* Best Practices and the CMRP Certification – Preparatory Course - Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

About this Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT)

This Maintenance and Reliability Best Practices Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) course will provide Maintenance and Reliability personnel with a full explanation of the Award-winning Model of Excellence for maintenance. This recognised training course has been designed to equip participants with practical skills to take back to work. The VILT course enables participants to develop a strategy to achieve outstanding maintenance and reliability performance. This VILT course is aligned with SMRP best practices and the CMRP examination.

This VILT course provides an opportunity for participants to sit for a mock examination on the final day of the VILT, as a preparatory test for the CMRP examination.

Your facilitator for this course is a fully qualified CMRP professional, an approved SMRP Proctor, authorised to conduct CMRP exams.

SMRP* refers to Society of Maintenance and Reliability Professionals. PetroEdge is not affiliated with SMRP

The Academy for Turnarounds, Operations & Maintenance (ATOM)

By the end of this VILT course, participants will be able to:

  1. Appreciate the content and underlying principles of our maintenance Model of Excellence o How to develop a strategy for outstanding maintenance and reliability performance o Developing reliability methodologies and programmes to drive performance o Options and tools to improve reliability at equipment level o Leadership skills and improving organisation and human performance o Work with management with an overview of the latest practice in planning scheduling and control
  2. Describe how maintenance can become a more strategic and influential function
  3. Use the Carcharodon model of excellence and class leading methodologies for improving maintenance and reliability

This VILT course will benefit:

  • Maintenance managers
  • Reliability professionals
  • Experienced supervisors
  • Planners
  • Project engineers
  • Operations managers
  • Functional specialists

The VILT course will be delivered online in 8 half-day sessions comprising 4 hours per day, with 2 breaks of 15 minutes per day. Course Duration: 8 half-day sessions, 4 hours per session (32 hours in total).

Course methodology of this training course: Other than world-class visuals and slides, this course will include a high level of interaction between the facilitator and participants and group discussion among the participants themselves. There will be a number of case studies to demonstrate key points and also a minimum of one workshop exercise each day to give participants the chance to apply learning and appreciate key aspects of best practice. Participants will also have the chance to share examples from their own experience, discuss real problems they are facing and develop actions for improvement when they return to work. Examples of the exercises that are used in this course are as follows:

  • Exercise: Understanding the challenges and seeing the opportunities
  • Exercise: Developing a strategy
  • Group Exercise: Selecting maintenance plans
  • Group exercise: Case study failure
  • Group exercise: Planning work

The Key Attributes of The Academy for Turnarounds, Operations & Maintenance (ATOM), include the following:

– ATOM course content is independently reviewed by industry experts to ensure it is up-to-date with the latest industry-leading techniques and fully covers the syllabus.

– ATOM certified courses contain class-leading content independently verified by industry experts; the learning they will receive will keep
them ahead of their peers

– ATOM courses all have exams verified by industry experts. Delegates must pass the exam to receive the ATOM certification. Top scores will be awarded distinction

– ATOM certified courses all issue digital accreditation. You can share your success on social media and will have a permanent electronic record for current and future employers

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. He is a fully qualified CMRP professional, an approved SMRP* Proctor, authorised to conduct CMRP exams and a globally respected maintenance consultant and best practice trainer.

He 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:

  • Preventive and Predictive Maintenance
  • Effective Plant Turnaround Management

To further optimise your learning experience from our courses, we also offer individualized “One to One” coaching support for 2 hours post training. We can help improve your competence in your chosen area of interest, based on your learning needs and available hours. This is a great opportunity to improve your capability and confidence in a particular area of expertise. It will be delivered over a secure video conference call by one of our senior trainers. They will work with you to create a tailor-made coaching program that will help you achieve your goals faster.
Request for further information about post training coaching support and fees applicable for this.

Learn what past participants have said about EnergyEdge training courses

Good experience sharing by the trainer

Reliability Engineer, Sarawak Shell Berhad

The training was interactive and served its purpose well

Mechanical Engineer, Sarawak Shell Berhad

Training was very beneficial for my day to day job and helped me get a better understanding on industry standards for maintenance and reliability best practices

Maintenance Planner, Omya Malaysia Sdn Bhd

The VILT course was very engaging and interactive with real time exercises for brainstorming followed by discussions

Lead Scheduling Engineer, Brunei Fertilizer Industries Sdn Bhd

This is my first ever VILT and I've enjoyed it so far. I like the way the trainer shared his personnel story and videos so that participants can relate to the principles in real-life situation. This helps us to remember the concept better

First online VILT. Great experience

The knowledge sharing by the trainer with his wide experience in plant maintenance has enabled the trainer to deliver an effective course outcome

The trainer shared a lot of exercises which is good

Good course. It gives me an insight into the few problems/issues I faced


It was a helpful course that gives an overall in-depth input on various TA aspects


Best training covering all aspects of the turnaround

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