The principal activity of Colman Associates is the transfer of the
RCM 2 technology
to our clients; to develop their RCM
capability and to enable them to apply the RCM process
To achieve this objective, Colman Associates offers a comprehensive array of RCM support services, developed in association with the late John Moubray.
- RCM Training
- RCM Consulting
- Contract RCM Facilitation
Our RCM courses are continuously being developed and
refined to incorporate the very latest in RCM thinking.
The courses are led by tutors who have undertaken the most intensive formal
RCM capability development programme on the planet. Our training
programmes include the following : -
- a three day RCM introductory course
- a capability development programme for RCM
facilitators which combines ten days formal training with on site mentoring
- a one day seminar designed for senior executives, to examine the key
principles of asset management strategy formulation
1. A Three Day RCM Introductory Course
The 3 day course provides a basic introduction to the concept and practice of RCM. The content is suitable for operations, maintenance, safety, environmental, quality. finance, and design personnel at all levels of the organisation. This course is intended for managers responsible for applying the RCM process, auditing the results, and providing the resources required to apply the process; the people who participate in the RCM review groups - in short, anyone who needs a basic introduction to the RCM process. It is essential that all facilitators delegate attend this course prior to the ten day facilitator course.
The 3 day course is usually conducted on an in house basis for up to 16 people.
2. Facilitator Competency Development
There are 45 key skills that RCM facilitators require before they can be relied upon to apply the RCM
process consistently, to produce safe, defensible asset management programmes.
The facilitator competency development process combines a ten day formal
training course followed by on site mentoring to ensure that facilitators are
competent in all 45 skills.
3. One Day Seminar for Senior Executives
We offer a one day seminar to introduce senior executives (chief
executives, general managers, directors of all disciplines and plant managers)
to the reality of physical asset management in the twenty first century. It
dispels many of the traditional, long held views and myths that exist with
regard to asset management and maintenance management in particular. Delegates
will be better informed and capable of making decisions that will add
significantly to the value added by physical and human assets and their
contribution to the business.
This on site support takes two forms : -
- Technical support
- Consulting support
Our consultants assist your facilitators, review groups and RCM auditors apply RCM correctly, ensuring that your organisation derives the greatest and widest benefit from the RCM process. This assistance is part of the facilitator competency development programme.
Our consultants help your managers to decide where RCM will be of the greatest benefit to your organisation. From Planning and Resource Evaluation to Implementation and the Monitoring of Results and Measurement of Benefits.
CONTRACT RCM FACILITATION
Clients are strongly recommended to train their own RCM facilitators, as this leads to greater ownership and long term management of the RCM process. However, many of our clients prefer to use contract facilitation, particularly in the early stages of RCM; this demonstrates what RCM can achieve in terms of plant performance, the review group dynamics, and how quickly RCM analyses can be completed by an experienced facilitator.
Hugh Colman is a time served Production Engineer. After completing his
apprenticeship in 1971, he worked in manufacturing in the West Midlands.
In 1978 he joined a firm of management consultants and has been involved in
consultancy ever since. In 1986 he met John Moubray
of the original Aladon
business and became involved in Reliability Centred
Maintenance. He joined Aladon
in 1990 and worked with John Moubray until 2000, when he started his own
business as a licensee of Moubray, specialising
in the application of RCM and
now, Reliability Centred Asset Management.
When not working as consultant, he prepares and races a historic Chevron B8
BMW; plays tennis and squash, and enjoys classical music.