RCM Introductory Course

Start date: 18 September 2023

Duration: 2.5 days face-to-face classroom training

Location: Dublin

Certificate: In company certification

Cost: Member €430 | Non-Member €670

Course code: ESSRCM

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    Programme overview

    This course covers the Principles and Applications of Reliability-centred
    Maintenance (RCM). RCM consists of seven questions and is used to determine
    what needs to be done (in terms of maintenance, training, procedures and
    design) to improve the reliability, efficiency and cost effectiveness of a physical
    asset or process. The RCM process considers how to select the optimum
    maintenance strategies based on the consideration of the failure modes of the
    asset and the application of a structured approach to identify the best way to
    manage each failure mode. RCM software is used for data capture, analysis and

    Learning outcomes

    After attending this course, the delegate will be able to understand the principles
    behind the RCM process, the steps of the RCM process and the information
    required for each of the steps of the process. They will recognize the distinction
    between the different types of maintenance such as condition-based, preventive
    and failure-finding

    • To develop a scheduled maintenance plan for a physical asset that will
    provide an acceptable level of functionality, with an acceptable level of
    risk, in an efficient and cost-effective manner
    • To evaluate whether preventive maintenance is appropriate and determine
    optimum maintenance intervals.
    • To promote analysis processes that are more efficient and more effective,
    utilizing lessons learned from past analyses when applicable

    Who is the course for

    RCM team members, Reliability engineers, Project engineers, Maintenance analysts, Maintenance superintendents, Design engineers, Plant Performance engineers


    • The Evolution of Maintenance
    • Traditional sources of PM programmes
    • The history and development of RCM
    • RCM standards including SAE standards JA1011 and JA1012
    • Principles behind the RCM process
    • Overview of the RCM process
    • The Operating Context
    • Functions and performance standards
    • The Failed State – Functional Failures
    • Proactive Maintenance Tasks
    • Implementing and Applying RCM case study

    Trainer Profile

    Training provided by ESS

    Core Business: Maintenance Excellence, Asset Optimisation and Compliance
    • 31 years in business
    • Headquartered in Limerick, offices in Dublin and Cork
    • ISO 9001 and ISO 45001 certified
    • Over 300 major clients in Ireland (32 counties) and UK across all sectors of industry and business.

    To Book Call 083 - 027 8518 or email manager@m1skillnet.ie