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C101: Asset Management for Artisans

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This course intends to assist artisans in getting into a habit of first thinking before acting

The maintenance artisan is the direct executional arm of the Asset Management / Maintenance department. But not only that; this person is also the one who has to perform the direct liaison with the production operator/miner, has to do the final planning, and has to think through the exact method of performing the task at hand. He/she thus not only needs to be trained well technically, but must also understand the principles involved in maintaining equipment proactively and manage him-/herself well.

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Artisan training has undergone a significant degree of downgrading over the last few decades. At the same time the remuneration of some artisans is also on a downward spiral. The effect of this is firstly that some maintenance-critical knowledge is missing from the 'toolbox' of the typical artisan. Secondly, the typical artisan is not equipped with the personal planning and management skills to manage maintenance situations effectively. Thirdly, maintenance artisans have a wrong attitude towards paperwork, which is very detrimental to the maintenance outcome. Fourthly, maintenance artisans tend to lack activity potential due to motivational problems and a negative attitude.

This course is aimed at putting the maintenance function in perspective for the artisan, provide the necessary skills, emphasize good relations with the production function, underline the importance of proper communication, and promote a proactive and positive attitude.

 

Course Content

 

 Day 1 – General Asset Management Principles

  • Course Objectives and Results
  • The Asset Management Function in Context
  • The Role of the Artisan
  • The Artisan as Manager
  • Success Through Communication
  • Relations with Operations Personnel
  • Principles of Preventive Maintenance
  • The Use of Information
  • Being Pro-active
  • Lubrication
  • Ball and Rolling Bearing Maintenance
  • Corrosion Control
  • Equipment Cleaning

   

Day 2 – Involvement and Techniques

  • Condition Based Maintenance - an Introduction
  • Fault Finding
  • Maintenance Systems
  • The maintenance plan and the Artisan
  • Paperwork and the Artisan
  • Safety
  • Housekeeping
  • Machinery Alignment
  • V-belt drives
  • Flexible Couplings
  • Electric Motors
  • Control Components
  • Lighting
  • Maintenance Supervisor’s Task List
  • Maintenance Planner’s Task List 
   

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Who should attend

The course is intended for maintenance artisans and those who manage them.

The reason for including the wording 'those who manages them' in the sentence above is that we often find that some class of Asset Management / Maintenance people are sent on courses without the person managing them being able to activate their newly acquired knowledge after the course. What rather happens is that they are managed exactly in the same way as before the course, which often leads to the course not having the required effect.

 

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Credits 4*, level 4**                                     

* The course comprises 20 hours of study of which 16 hours are in class, with a further 4 hours of private study.

**Occupational Certificate level.

         

 

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