About this course

This practical and hands-on course is aimed at giving the engineering team a clear understanding of the maintenance plan development process to enable them to contribute to the process according to their specific roles and responsibilities.

Asset management is a strategic function of an organisation which ensures the highest level of physical asset performance. At the heart of this function are the maintenance plans that must manage the inherent failure modes of all of the organisation’s physical assets.

The maintenance plan development process is based on the optimum maintenance approach (OMA) methodology developed by Pragma with the specific objective of assisting companies in developing and improving the maintenance plans for their physical assets. The process consists of realising triggers, defining scope, analysing criticality and, based on this, deciding on the best approach to develop the maintenance plans.

These maintenance plans will turn the maintenance function into your organisation’s competitive advantage in gaining world class competitiveness.

Course Outcomes

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

Describe the maintenance plan development process and its various triggers

Conduct a criticality analysis to a basic asset

Perform a Failure Modes and Effect Analysis (FMEA) to a basic asset

Describe the difference between  condition-based, usage-based, run-to-failure and design improvement tactics

Apply appropriate tactics to develop primary tasks, acceptable limits and secondary tasks

Package tasks for execution according to general Enterprise Asset Management System (EAMS) configurations

Improve tactics through continuous evaluation against  relevant KPI’s

Maintenance Plan Development - Content


Who should attend?

  • Asset managers
  • Maintenance managers
  • Reliability engineers
  • Production and operations managers
  • Maintenance foremen and supervisors
  • Maintenance engineers
  • Maintenance technicians
  • Maintenance planners

Format and duration

  • 24 notional hours delivered either as blended learning or face-to-face
  • Blended learning consists of
    • 1 hr onboarding
    • 4×3 hrs self-directed learning and assessment
    • 1 hr summative assessment
  • 3 day face-to-face classroom training. (Note that learners are required to bring their laptops to this training.)

Take-home tools

  • Facilitated by an experienced asset management consultant
  • Note that learners will complete a maintenance plan on an Excel document and therefore laptops are required during this training (or, at least one laptop per group).


  • Learners completing this training can obtain SAAMA CPD points.