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Duration: 3 days

Accreditation: This course is accredited by ECSA through SAAMA with

CPD Pints: 3 CPD Points: SAAMA00517

SETA accreditation: Unit Standard Name: Schedule and arrange maintenance and repairs for manufacturing operations

SAQA ID: 119180

NQF Level: 5

Credits: 4 (This unit standard is contextualised to qualification: National Certificate: Maintenance

Coordination ID 79406)

What is it all about? Planning and scheduling: arguably the most neglected functions of modern asset management. Very few organisations have a proper understanding of these critical functions and struggle to measure, control and manage their very expensive maintenance resources.

This high impact, hands-on intervention covers all aspects of modern maintenance work planning and control (WPC) and will equip you with the necessary work planning and scheduling knowledge and skills to effectively:

What makes it different? Pragma’s planning and scheduling course focuses on the essential planning, scheduling and execution functions of modern asset management. Irrespective of your organisation’s specific CMMS or EAMS, this course aims to:

Develop essential WPC knowledge management capability to ensure sustainable improvement.

Who should attend?

Asset and maintenance managers, Maintenance and production engineers, Production or operation managers, Engineering or  maintenance planners and People who want to improve the performance of their physical assets to optimise the return on their capital investments.


Public training - scheduled at all major cities across Southern Africa and Zambia.

On-site training - anyplace, anywhere.

Course outline

Modules covered in this three day intervention:

Asset management introduction

An overview of the AMIP business process and the definition of asset management; asset management growth model.

Asset care plans

How things fail; best tactic for each failure mode; Pragma’s optimum maintenance mix process to develop asset care plans in seven steps; the purpose of WPC in performing these ACPs.

Long term work  plan

Having a long term maintenance work plan to motivate artisan complements and tactical maintenance budgets; perform resource balancing and ensure alignment with production.

Planning principles

Adhering to six planning principles as a foundation in establishing an effective planning function.

Scheduling principles

Adhering to six scheduling principles as a foundation in establishing an effective scheduling function.

WPC assessment

Performing a self assessment to determine the current maturity of y

Work order cycle The main activities of the work order cycle:

Work identification

Validation and coding


Weekly scheduling

Daily allocation


Feedback on work

Feedback analysis

Capture and closure

Formal WPC business procedures

WPC reports

Project and shutdown maintenance How to apply the planning and scheduling principles to project and shutdown maintenance events.

Operator asset care How to involve the operator of the asset with asset care and how to incorporate this in the WPC process.

Practical examples and exercises Perform a number of practical exercises to simulate the application of the theory in a real world situation. Learn from others through examples and case studies on WPC.