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Sample Course Video:
The Principles of Maintenance Planning

This is a free sample from the course Implementing Maintenance Planning & Scheduling.

Although this is the fairy long lesson, there is a single objective. It is for you to know and understand the 6 principles of Maintenance Planning. These principles outline what your organization must make sure happens in order to achieve the effective planning process.

You fail to implement these principles, your planning process will not deliver the result you need, your planning process will fail.

The Planning principles that I will talk through this lesson are very much based on the Maintenance Planting & Schedule Handbook written by Richard ‚Doc‘ Palmer. That is probably the closest thing to Industry standard of Planning and Scheduling. It is now updated to the 3rd Edition, I believe it is over about 900 pages, some points maybe are included in your course package.  For any of you who don’t have a copy, I strongly recommend ordering a copy.

It is a great reference book.

It is not a quickly with those 900 pages and to be clear what I teach in this lesson about the Planning Principles, it is alighted to the Richard Palmer principles but there are differences, I have made some changes to the content, those changes are based on my experience last 20+ years.

I trust you enjoyed this video on the Principles of Maintenance Planning.

This video is one of the 48 video lessons contained in the course “implementing Maintenance Planning & Scheduling”.

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And if you have any questions about maintenance planning & scheduling, or about the online course feel free to contact me directly.

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Find out more about me, Erik Hupje, founder of the Road to Reliability read about R2 Reliability the company behind the Road to Reliability.

If you enjoyed the video and want to see more have a look at this page to see more sample lessons from the Implementing Maintenance Planning & Scheduling course.


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