3 day Introduction to Reliability-centred Maintenance (RCM) Course

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Course Introduction and Overview

The Reliability-centred Maintenance (RCM) process is applied by a selected cross functional group trained in RCM; people who know the equipment the best, the personnel who live with the processes and assets on a day to day basis; operations and production personnel, maintainers and technicians, their relevant first line supervisors, and any suitable technical experts.

This group activity means that assets become more reliability because they are better maintained and less likely to fail due to operator misuse. The combined knowledge and experience of such a group rapidly delivers a powerful business tool.

The RCM process applied and taught by us fully complies with the SAE standard JA 1011; the “Evaluation Criteria of Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) Processes.” This standard was established in 1999, and sets out the criteria that any process must satisfy to be called RCM when it is applied to any particular asset or system.

The course is fully compliant with the SAE standards JA1011 and JA1012. It was developed by RCM experts at Schlumberger Business Consulting (SBC) who were trained and certified by John Moubray in the 1990s and have practised RCM ever since. It draws on examples from the Tutor’s experience in a wide range of industries at SBC (10 years) and at Aladon (11 years).

Aims of the Course

This course will provide you with a thorough introduction and overview of the theory, principles, practical and managerial application and organisational benefits of Reliability-centred Maintenance (RCM).

Learning Objectives

Understand RCM theory | Understand RCM Principles | Be conversant with RCM terminology in accordance with SAE JA1011 and JA1012 standards | Practical Application of RCM (worked examples during the course) | Understanding of the importance of a continuous improvement culture | An awareness of RCM benefits at different levels within an organisation.

Target Audiences

An awareness course designed for personnel who will be RCM review group members, and the Managers who are responsible for them and the assets and processes under review. Such personnel include Managers, Operators, Maintenance Technicians, Operations and Maintenance Supervisors, and Experts such as Process Engineers or Rotating Equipment Engineers.

Course Duration

3 Days, with an option to add an additional 2 day Condition Monitoring Awareness Course

Course Cost and Discounts

The cost for this course is £995.00+VAT per delegate. Early Bird, HM Forces, Civil Servant, Group and Individual discounts are available. See our ticketing information HERE for full details.

Methods of Instruction and Delivery

Delivery is face to face and classroom based. Learning points are reinforced by examples. Discussion and engagement are strongly encouraged. Exercises are used at several stages to ensure main points have been understood and assimilated. A standard case study is included so delegates will have the opportunity to apply what they have learnt throughout the course.


Subject matter covered includes:

  • Background and Introduction including the evolution of maintenance, the history of RCM and reliability definitions
  • Functions and performance standards
  • Functional Failures
  • Failure modes and root causes of failure
  • Failure Effects
  • The evaluation of Failure Consequences
  • Proactive Maintenance Tasks
  • Default Actions (what if we cannot carry out a proactive maintenance task)
  • Implementing and applying RCM

Your Take Aways

A comprehensive understanding and awareness of RCM and its application into an organisation. Complete set of high quality course notes and exercise materials.

Training Locations

We prefer to bring this course into your organisation, but we do run scheduled public courses too. See our programme of course dates on Eventbrite and on our website HERE.

For information about our Lichfield Training Venue, go to www.advantagehouse.co.uk.

Your Expert Instructor(s)

     Chris James

About Us and Our Partnerships

K2 RCM have broad, deep and robust personal and business relationships and partnerships with a number of subject matter experts and organisations. ALL of us have exceptional attitudes, a wide range of knowledge, extensive experience and are considered thought leaders in our areas of interest. Our people will make the difference to your people!

About Our Principles

Getting better every day | Building a knowledge base | Making RCM a way of life | Leading the Continuous Improvement Journey | Quality in Everything | 100% focused on delivery to our customers.

Training Needs Analysis

Are you unsure of your organisational and business objective dependent training needs? Do you require help working out what skills, knowledge and experience your workforce should be learning and developing?

We can conduct training and learning needs analysis to provide you with an independent and robust training requirements specification so you know that your competency development pathway and journey will be specific and appropriate towards your business objectives.

Contact us:

www.k2rcm.co.uk/contact-us – we will exceed your expectations.

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Is the course residential?

No, but we will provide a list of local good quality accommodation in our course joining instructions.

Is lunch and coffee included in the price?

Yes. Please contact us if you have any specific dietary requirements.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

All information for the Lichfield Training Venue can be found here – www.advantagehouse.co.uk

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Feel free to email – info@k2rcm.co.uk or call +447708 385437 anytime.

What’s the refund policy?

Please email – info@k2rcm.co.uk or call +447708 385437 to discuss.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?


Can I update my registration information?

Yes. Please email – info@k2rcm.co.uk or call +447708 385437 to sort this out.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferable?

Yes. Please email – info@k2rcm.co.uk or call +447708 385437 to discuss.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn’t match the person who attends?

Yes, but only by notification in advance. Please email – info@k2rcm.co.uk or call +447708 385437 to arrange.