Maintenance and Safety (Apprenticeship)


Identifying the reasons for and methods of performing Risk Assessments is central to the first section of this course. The learner will understand the concepts, processes and legislation for Risk Management, performing and updating Risk Assessments and Health and Safety Management such as Safety Statements.The learner will be able to identify and select maintenance practices such as Breakdown, Planned, Preventative Maintenance: which are appropriate for a variety of real workplace scenarios and distinguish their respective impacts on system reliability.  Maintenance practices such as Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Reliability Centred Maintenance will be covered in detail: how they can benefit industry (company, customer and worker) and the steps that are followed for implementing these practices. A 25% project applying the concepts of TPM to a real workplace is central to this understanding.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Recognise the risks and hazards associated with machinery, equipment and workplaces, identify control measures necessary for Health and Safety management, and prepare relevant safety documentation

  2. Analyse and compare different Maintenance Management strategies such as breakdown, planned and preventive maintenance techniques and apply them to appropriate workplace situations.

  3. Illustrate the reasons for and benefits of maintenance systems such as TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) and RCM (Reliability Centred Maintenance) in a workplace environment

  4. Develop an implementation plan for a new workplace maintenance system and schedule and appraise a maintenance system currently in place

  5. Assess equipment effectivenss, maintenance economics, work scheduling and reliability, and FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis)

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