About this course

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 asset care plans (ACPs) that
must manage the inherent failure modes of all of the organisation’s physical assets.

The asset care plan development process is based on the optimum maintenance mix (OMM) methodology developed by Pragma with the specific objective of assisting companies in developing and improving the asset care plans for their physical assets. The process consists of developing the optimum mixture of preventive, predictive, pro-active and reactive tactics which ensure the highest overall equipment effectiveness at optimum cost. These ACPs will turn the maintenance function into your organisation’s competitive advantage in gaining world class competitiveness.

This training course is aligned with the GFMAM’s 39 Subjects with a specific focus on the subject of operations and maintenance decision-making.


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

Explain how maintenance practices have evolved over the years

Describe the maintenance plan development process and responsibilities

Determine the criticality of assets based on the agreed criteria

Identify the key functions and functional failures of an asset

Analyse how and when items fail

Do a Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) on a simple asset

Explain the different asset tactics (UBM, CBM and RTF) and their application

Select the appropriate tactics for a simple asset, based on the FMEA

Compile a detailed maintenance plan for a simple asset, including task descriptions, resource requirements, frequencies and responsibilities

Explain how to implement and optimise maintenance plans for critical assets

Maintenance Plan Development - Content

Who should attend?

  • Reliability engineers
  • Maintenance managers and engineers
  • Maintenance foremen and supervisors
  • Production managers
  • Maintenance planners

Format and duration

  • Blended delivery
  • 24 notional hours consisting of:
    • 1x 1 hour onboarding session
    • 4x 3 hour contact sessions
    • 10 hours self-directed leaming and formative assessment
    • 1x 1 hour summative assessment

Take-home tools

  • Conduct a self-assessment on the practices and associated performance of your organisation’s ability to develop and maintain its ACPs.


  • Learners completing this training can obtain SAAMA CPD points.