About this course

Give your maintenance management team a common understanding of what good maintenance looks like. This course will give them a logical model showing interfaces among all the elements, the best practices of each element and the benefits of doing it well.

Most maintenance engineers and supervisors end up managing maintenance activities without any formal training. This course is based on a logical model of maintenance management, covering the principles, best practices and benefits of each element, as well as the interfaces between them. The course is very interactive with lots of examples, exercises and guidelines, ending with a self-assessment and implementation roadmap.

Pragma has combined its 30 years of maintenance management experience with the accepted best practices from global standards, text books and guidelines to develop this course. If required, it can be customised to align with an organisation’s own maintenance blueprint and examples.


At the end of this course learners will be able to:

Describe good maintenance practices according to the Maintenance Management Model

Explain the maintenance objectives of improved performance and lower risk at optimal cost

Create a maintenance scorecard consisting of a balanced set of KPIs and targets

Describe the negative effects of reactive breakdown maintenance

Explain how the failure profile of components determine which maintenance tactics are applicable

Describe how maintenance work can be managed more effectively and efficiently

Explain how Maintenance can support Supply Chain to improve its material management

Make better contracting decisions and manage contractors more effectively

Explain the role of Production/Operations in ensuring reliable assets

Create a logical maintenance organisation with clear roles for everyone

Use the functionality of a maintenance information system to make better decisions

Interpret maintenance KPIs in order to identify opportunities for improvement

Develop a clear vision of what good maintenance looks like

Assess the Maintenance function and develop a maintenance improvement strategy

Fundamentals of Maintenance Management - Content

Who should attend?

  • Factory managers
  • Engineering managers
  • Managers maintenance
  • Maintenance supervisors/ foremen

Format and duration

  • 26 notional hours delivered via two options: 6x half-days of blended learning via a virtual classroom or 3 full days training in a physical classroom
  • Online assessment


  • A logical Maintenance Management Model
  • Key considerations for implementing each element
  • Maintenance management self-assessment
  • Template for a maintenance management road map


  • ECSA endorsed for 3 CPD points
  • Aligned with the SAAMA designation for an Asset Management Practitioner