Mastering Maintenance Audits

Why Attend

Most companies use some form of maintenance auditing – whether it is to achieve some form of accreditation, to prove or improve responsible operations, or simply to reaffirm that employees are performing as expected.  Nevertheless, there is a significant gap between the average audits and best-in-class audits.  When done properly, maintenance audits can be motivating, informative and will drive high performance.

The course Mastering Maintenance Audits has been designed to equip participants with the skills they need to design audits and surveys that are relevant and valuable to their businesses, build trust and rapport with site personnel to foster an atmosphere of collaboration and ambition.  The course provides alternative methodologies for maintenance auditing to enable participants to deliver the right type of audit at the right time as well as the tools and techniques to ensure they are delivered effectively.

This course delivers expertise on how to use auditing as a foundation and frequent tool for long-term improvement programs, when to bring in experts, and how to build an in-house capability.  This course will provide explanations of best practices, followed by interactive discussions in which participants will be encouraged to take part in exercises and activities in order to implement learning when returning to their organization.

Course Methodology

The course uses a mix of interactive and hands-on techniques. Besides the brief presentations by the facilitator and the participants, there will be many individual and group exercises based on actual maintenance audit-related scenarios.

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Design maintenance audit programs that align to the highest priorities of their organizations
  • Understand the principles of maintenance best practice
  • Appreciate a range of auditing processes from benchmarking to achieving external accreditation such as PAS 55 and ISO 55000
  • Build an in-house audit capability to cover the majority of functions and know when and how to engage external specialists effectively
  • Use auditing to launch performance improvement programs and then help them succeed

Target Audience

This course is suitable for maintenance managers and supervisors, planners, schedulers, reliability engineers, project managers, project engineers, operations managers, shift managers, operations supervisors and professionals who are in training for these roles.

Target Competencies

  • Maintenance Audits
  • Maintenance Planning
  • Maintenance Scheduling
  • Asset Management
  • Maintenance Management


South Africa

Training Dates:

Each course starts every Monday of each week. Please book your training on a date that is a Monday.

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Course Fees

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How to Apply:

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When filling the online application form; please take note of your desired Training Month, Duration in Weeks and Training Session. This will give us the exact dates you will be attending your classes.

Also note that Tuition Fees must be paid upfront on or before training start date. This is to ensure that all resources are made availabe for you before you start. You will not be allowed into training if fees are not paid and verified.

Also note that Tuition Fees Cancellations must be made 14 business working days before the starting date of training. This will allow us to do a 50% refund of the total amount paid. If cancellations are made thereafter note that no refund will be made to delegates.

Tuition Fees include teas and lunch as well as either a laptop or tablet which a delegate will take home free of charge.

Tuition Fee DOES NOT include Accommodation, Dinners and other Extra Curricular Activities or Incidentals. Delegates are expected to fund this on their own. AATICD will not be held accountable for any incidents to delegates.

In-House Trainings are also available for 3 or more delegates for any duration. Please consult with our Administration for such In-House training bookings.

Course Outline

  • The role of auditing in supporting asset management and maintenance performance
    • Why we audit
    • The benefits case
    • Sources of learning
    • The business case for audits
    • How top tier performers use audits
  • Top tier maintenance and asset management practices
    • Pitfalls of traditional maintenance
    • The modern maintenance strategy
    • Maintenance as a business process
    • The impact of asset management
    • Balancing reliability and fixed costs
    • The different levels of planning
    • An introduction to Turnaround Management
  • Different types of audit
    • Performance assessments and benchmarks
    • Best practice assessments
    • Safety audits
    • Compliance audits
    • Accreditation audits (eg PAS 55 and ISO 55000)
    • Quality assurance
    • KPI tracking and day-to-day activities
  • Getting audits right
    • Where audits go wrong
    • A definition of a good audit
    • The planning process
    • Choosing an audit methodology and the audit team
    • Briefing and setting the tone
      • Giving people a chance to prepare
      • Reducing the risk of people exaggerating performance
      • Building rapport and gaining trust
    • Using audits to inspire people to change
    • Developing in house capability
    • Intelligent use of external experts
  • Audit methods and measures
    • Out model for maintenance auditing
    • High-level maintenance performance benchmarking
    • Methods for auditing reliability and asset care
    • Safety auditing
    • Workflow auditing
    • Contractor audits
    • A model for auditing turnarounds
    • Tool/wrench time audits
  • Using audits to launch improvement
    • Gap analysis and building a benefits case
    • alignment with the needs of the business, the plant and the people
    • Developing a vision for the future
    • Agreeing on work packages
    • Using audits to check progress and help the change
  • Integrating audits into day-to-day to achieve long-term results
    • Moving from individual audits to assurance strategy
    • A holistic approach
    • Cultural considerations and benefits
    • Building the principles of good auditing into day-to-day operations
    • Competency management
    • Management Control Reporting Systems
    • Sustainability