RCM3™ Introductory Course

As the world of maintenance continues to evolve, it has entered its 4th Generation with the focus very much on Technological advancements through The Internet of Things (IoT), Predictive Analytics, Interconnectivity, Defect Elimination, Standardization through adopting International Standards (i.e. ISO 55000 and ISO 31000), Renewables, Social and Organizational Responsibility and Managing Physical and Economic Risks. RCM3™ brings maintenance mainstream and aligns with an organization’s physical asset management and risk management strategies through addressing the 4th Generation requirements.

This course provides a comprehensive introduction to RCM3 (Risk-based RCM) and its principles. It is intended for those who are interested in understanding what RCM3 is and how it can be applied to define risk-based maintenance and reliability programs from a strong technical base.

The application of RCM3 changes the way organizations think about their operations and maintenance (O&M). Not only does it challenge the traditional approach to equipment maintenance by moving you from a breakdown and repair mentality, it creates a new culture of risk-based asset management. It revolutionizes views about maintenance and how maintenance, operations and engineering should work together to drive asset performance through full asset life-cycle. RCM3 builds on the very robust RCM2 methodology with a refreshing new look on how to manage the risks associated with protective devices and how to manage the risks associated with preserving asset functions. The risk-based decision logic optimizes the maintenance program (develop the minimum amount of safe maintenance required to preserve the asset functions) while managing the physical and economic risks.

This introduction to RCM3 redefines your understanding of physical and economic risk management and will completely transform the way how organizations and O&M view the development of maintenance programs and their roles and responsibilities in that process. This course applies best practices by addressing the nine steps of RCM3 using a real life, case study approach. The participants will explore the techniques required to define a risk-based maintenance program in a logical and structured way that recognizes the risks associated with equipment failures.

By Participating You Will:

  • Develop a greater awareness of the importance of the risks associated with equipment failure how to manage them in an effective way.
  • Learn the RCM3 language and its importance to maintenance, operations and engineering and their understanding of equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Be able to evaluate maintenance and operational strategies that are technically feasible and worth doing while maximizing safety and environmental compliance.
  • Be prepared to participate in an RCM3 analysis session as a subject matter expert.

This course is a prerequisite for anyone who plans to attend the RCM3 Advanced Facilitator Training Program or participate in the Aladon Certified Facilitator Program.

Length of Course: 3 days

Recommended Participants:

  • Plant Managers
  • Operators
  • Maintenance trades
  • Planners, Schedulers
  • Operations Managers, Supervisors
  • Maintenance Managers, Supervisors
  • Engineering Managers
  • Engineers
  • Safety Managers
  • Safety Officers

Prerequisites: Understanding of equipment maintenance and operations

Course Materials:

  • Course Manual: Based on the successful RCMII textbook by John Moubray together with the expanded RCM3 methodology, Aladon provide a comprehensive 150 page course manual (Risk-based RCM by Marius Basson and Theuns Koekemoer) that will be released in book format soon.
  • Case Studies
  • RCM3 Decision Diagram and Risk Matrix
  • Exercises and Solution Sets

Course Options:

  • Hold an exclusive course at your facility for your employees (up to 20 delegates)
  • Host a course at your facility for your employees and invite participants from other companies
  • Attend a public course hosted by a member of The Aladon Network

Number of Participants: Maximum 20

Cost: Please contact your local Aladon Network Member for pricing.

For More Information:
To find out more about this training course download the brochure here. To find out when the course is being offered in your area, view our public course calendar or contact your local Aladon Network Member or The Aladon Network at +1 (910) 399-3867 or by email at

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Business Case Justification for this Course
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