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SSG 15 & 17: Maintenance Delivery and Asset Operations

Version 1.0 April 2019

The delivery of effective maintenance is a key element in ensuring the reliability of an asset through its Life Cycle with optimal use of resources. This SSG covers the management of maintenance activities including both preventative and corrective maintenance management methodologies. It includes definition of maintenance specifications and schedules, maintenance execution procedures, procedures for missed maintenance and the capture and utilisation of maintenance and inspection measurements and results. Asset operations refers to the processes used by an organisation to operate its assets to achieve the business objectives. It includes the development of an asset operations strategy to define the approach and resources required to manage and implement operations, and a plan to deliver the strategy.

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CONTENTS  
Acknowledgements  ii
1 INTRODUCTION
1.1 Purpose of the SSGs 
1.2 The SSGs in context 
1.3 SSGs and the issue of Complexity versus Maturity 
1.4 Further reading 

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2 SCOPE OF THIS SSG  5
3 WHAT DOES "ASSET MANAGEMENT POLICY, STRATEGY AND PLANS" MEAN? 
3.1 Context 
3.2 Overview of Asset Management Policy, Strategy and Plans 
3.3 Strategy or Plan? 
3.4 Common Benefits 
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4 CONCEPTS, PRINCIPLES AND KEY FACTORS 
4.1 Asset Management Framework 
4.2 Line of Sight / Alignment 
4.3 Strategic Planning and Demand Analysis 
4.4 Enterprise Asset Management Solutions 

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5 GUIDANCE FOR ASSET MANAGEMENT POLICY, STRATEGY AND PLANS 
5.1 General 12
5.2 Asset Management Policy 
5.3 Asset Management Strategy 
5.4 Asset Management Plans 

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6 CASE STUDIES & WORKING EXAMPLES
6.1 Asset Management Framework Case Studies 
6.2 Policy Case Studies 
6.3 Strategy Case Studies
6.4 Asset Management Plans 

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7 BIBLIOGRAPHY  32

 

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