Distance - Effective Maintenance Management (0.6 CEU's)


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This course is approximately 2 weeks in duration.

Learning Method:

  • The PDDP program is more of a self-guided learning style.

  • You are required to read the notes and materials given, complete the follow-up assignments on your own, send in your questions prior to your 1 hour webinar meeting (if required) and be involved in live discussion via the internet.

  • Once you have completed the course, you will receive a certificate of completion

Course Description:

The single most important factor in improving maintenance productivity is effective maintenance management. This seminar will provide guidelines and practical strategies that will enable you to improve your existing maintenance function, how to increase the asset value of a facility (industrial plant, commercial, institutional) and how to accomplish more while facing budget constraints. Attendee will learn how your maintenance management program can become a profit-generating activity for your organization. This seminar will focus on the best ways to perform maintenance work, along with the importance of effective maintenance planning and scheduling. Attending this seminar will allow you to make a very positive and profitable impact on your operation and you will add value to your current level of professional knowledge and technical skills while gaining practical tools and techniques that you can put into action in your organization.

The PDDP Distance Education program works as follows:

  • Once you register for this course, you will be sent a login username and password for our online distance website.

  • You will receive the course notes in hard copy through the online website, you will receive a set of notes each week covering the course material.

  • A one hour video-conference session will be conducted by your instructor each week (if required). The objective of this session is to assist in solving the assignments, as well as answer student questions that should be sent to instructor early enough prior to the meeting time. In addition with being able to communicate with the instructor, you will also be able to communicate with other students in the same class and watch their questions being answered as well. (A high speed internet connection is strongly recommended for this feature).

  • Each set of exercises can be completed and submitted by the indicated date and your completed exercise will be marked online and and returned by your instructor.

  • To gain the most from your course, it is highly recommended that you participate fully in all discussions and exercises. Please remember that each course has a form of quiz or exercise at the end to test your understanding of the material. You will be informed of these dates when you receive the course schedule.

*Course commencement date is subject to instructor availability.

Rishi Kumar


Rishi Kumar, M.Sc. Eng., P.Eng., PMP, CMC, GSC is a President and CEO of Global Educational and Consulting Services (GECS) and is an approved education provider by the Engineering Institute of Canada, (EIC) and International Association of Continuing Education and Training, Washington, DC (IACET). Rishi obtained his M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering in 1976 from University of Calgary, Alberta. Since 1976, he has held many senior positions in utility, auto industry, research & development, services, manufacturing and consulting sectors in project, program, and portfolio management of various capital projects. Since 1996, he conducted 600+ public and in-house seminars all over the globe through various universities, construction associations and other professional organizations and published/presented 25+ technical, business and management papers in various publications/conferences throughout the globe.
Mr. Kumar is a licensed professional engineer (P.Eng.) in the province of Ontario and holds various professional certifications {certified Project Management Professional (PMP), and a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) and certified Quality Auditor}. He obtained his Gold Seal Certification (GSC) from the Canadian Construction Association in 2011.


Unit 1 Setting Maintenance Goals, Planning and Programming
  • Discussion
  • Determination of Requirements
  • Using Time as a Dimension of Planning
  • Using Hours of Work in Planning
  • Level of Maintenance Effort
  • Methods of Budgeting
Unit 2 Identifying Maintenance Work to be Done
  • Complaints
  • Emergency Service Calls
  • Inspections
  • Periodic Maintenance System
  • Formalized Planning on Major & Minor Jobs
Unit 3 Work Scheduling, Budgeting and Estimating Techniques
  • Establishing Priority
  • How Much Scheduling?
  • Elements of Maintenance Costs
  • Money Saving Estimating
  • Managing Maintenance with Planning and Scheduling
Unit 4 Maintenance Department and Bottom-Line Point of View
  • Administrative Functions
  • Bottom-Line Point of View
  • Using Individual Assignment
  • Determining Shift Coverage
  • Maintenance Control Function
  • Maintenance Personnel Attributes
  • Maintenance Personnel Management
Unit 5 Preventive Maintenance
  • Discussion
  • Levels of Maintenance
  • Why Preventive Maintenance
  • Identifying Preventive Maintenance Needs
  • Preventive Maintenance: Program Elements
Unit 6 Maintenance Work Authorization and Performance Analysis
  • Discussion
  • Verbal Authorization
  • Limited Formal Methods
  • Formal Methods
  • Developing a Performance Analysis System
  • Applying Performance Analysis
Workshop 1: Global Furniture Company

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Course Materials

Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.


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