Continuous Professional Development

How to use Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) to optimise maintenance

Course Summary

The second, more advanced course in a series of two aimed at upskilling your maintenance team to bring about huge business benefits, including reduced maintenance and production costs and increased safety and profits, focuses on optimising your maintenance plan with Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM).

This highly interactive course will give you the tools you need to build reliability into your processes using RCM methodology alongside Failure Mode Effects Analysis (FMEA) principles, with industry examples highlighting the importance of technology in helping you maintain critical assets.

It can be taken as a standalone course or following 'Maintenance fundamentals.' 


The course will take place within the new NMIS flagship facility next to Glasgow Airport, which includes a fully connected Digital Factory, the NMIS Manufacturing Skills Academy and a publicly accessible collaboration hub. All delegates will receive a tour of the new facility.


“The knowledge gained will be helpful in my career path to become a subject matter expert in RCM.” September 2022

This course has limited spaces available. Should you be unable to attend, please cancel your booking to allow us to re-allocate your place.

Failure to cancel and or attend may result in you being removed from any future courses. 


The following topics will be covered in this course: 

  1.  Introduction- Reliability Centred Maintenance (RCM) principles  
  2. Risk management- Identifying asset criticality; mitigating asset risks; identifying failure modes; common maintenance strategies  
  3. Carrying out RCM- Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA); consequence and task analysis; the 7 steps of RCM 
  4. Machinery condition appraisal in industry 4.0- Condition monitoring and the use of technology 
  5. Continuously improving maintenance plans- The role of continuous improvement 

The learning outcomes associated with this course are as follows:

  1. Understand the reliability centered maintenance process as described by standard SAE JA 1011 and 1012
  2. Gain knowledge in order to develop your own maintenance strategy based on reliability centered maintenance, incorporating technology to monitor and manage your assets
  3. Establish asset importance and priorities using FMEA/FMECA assessment approaches

This course is suited to engineering, asset management, maintenance, and reliability personnel working within or supporting manufacturing, industrial, oil and gas, and energy sectors with responsibility for the application and improvement of critical asset safety and reliability.

Attendees will gain an understanding of the reliability centred maintenance process according to the standards SAE JA 1011 and 1012. They will learn how to apply RCM principles within their organisation to optimise their maintenance plan and improve safety, reliability and predictability.

Attendees will also develop asset management tools relevant to their organisation, with an increased understanding of the use of technology in industry 4.0.

This course is being delivered by Project Engineering Management Ltd.

Established in 2015, Project Engineering Management Ltd is a specialist engineering consultancy providing maintenance training, asset management and project management solutions. 

Matthew Laskaj is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, Fellow and Chair of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Scottish Region. As a specialist engineering and maintenance trainer, he has worked with companies in a variety of industries worldwide. Originally from Australia, Matthew started his career working in a food manufacturing plant where he was responsible for setting up a new reliability program. The next 5 years were spent as a mechanical and reliability engineer within steel works and refineries across Australia.

Matthew now lives in Scotland where he is director of a project management and engineering business he set up having worked throughout Scotland in manufacturing plants and refineries before settling in Aberdeen in the Oil and Gas Industry as Engineering Manager of a drilling company.

Over the last 8 years working as a trainer, and continuing his involvement in the management of projects, Matthew has enjoyed the variety of work the role brings. But he says the real reason for choosing to do what he does is the people he gets to meet and continue to help along the way.

Booking fee: £500 per delegate 

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Dates & Venues

DateRegister your interest
LocationNMIS Netherton
Duration09:00- 16.30

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