PEME has developed a Maintenance Model to provide a consistent approach to assessing and identifying improvements to the performance of maintenance departments. This leads to real-world improvement, enabling the achievement of maintenance deliverables more efficiently and effectively.
The Model consists of 25 individual maintenance-relevant elements (e.g. Preventive Maintenance, Asset Identification and control, etc.) and is influenced by best practise, experience and the Maintenance and Reliability elements of ISO55000 and the quality requirements of ISO9001.
The PEME Maintenance Model is used to conduct an initial Maintenance Assessment during which the elements relevant to an individual site or maintenance contract are identified and assessed. Each element specifies an approach to maintenance that should be met by the maintenance team to achieve best-practise. Guidance for assessing and defining a maintenance departments progress in complying with an element is also provided. This allows the development of a local tailored Action Plan to mobilise a new maintenance contract and / or deliver continuous improvement. One of the outputs from the Model are a Radar Chart as shown above, which provides visibility of the assessment results.
The model has recently been used by Stef Smith (PEME Associate Director) during Reliability Improvement projects, within the automotive sector, to establish the ‘as-is’ at the start of the project, identify actions to deliver an improvement and then, following a re-assessment towards the end of the project, to provide an indication of the progress made. Stef advises “we have effectively used the PEME Maintenance Model to conduct a ‘gap analysis’ between current maintenance practises and best practise and this has provided maintenance departments with visibility of where improvements are required and achievable. I like it, it’s like Ronseal, it does what it says on the tin”.