RCM 2 Review Groups
The rigorous application of RCM 2 completely transforms the view that any organization has of its physical assets. Not only does it revolutionize views about maintenance, but also it leads to a far broader and deeper understanding of how things work.
From the viewpoint of the business that operates the assets, these changes are both profound and profoundly important. Assets not only become more reliable because they are better maintained, but because operators are less likely to do things which cause their assets to fail. A better understanding of how systems work also means that operators are far more likely to react quickly, confidently and correctly when things do go wrong — a capability which is quite literally priceless, especially in complex or hazardous facilities.
In nearly every case, it also transpires that people who live with the asset on a day-to-day basis are an invaluable source of information — information that transforms what would otherwise be an occasionally valid collection of incomplete data into a solid, valid business tool.
This leads inevitably to the conclusion that from both viewpoints — technical validity and capability development — it is foolhardy not to involve the people who live with the assets directly in the application of the RCM 2 process.
STI has developed a profound understanding of what must be done to ensure that RCM 2 is correctly applied by multi-disciplinary review groups.
Before participating effectively in an RCM 2 review group, an individual must understand how RCM 2 works (“learn the language”) and, more importantly, “come to terms” with the paradigm shifts embodied in the RCM philosophy. STI training enables them to do so.