Maintenance management

Total productive maintenance (TPM) virtual

Engage operations with maintenance, ownership and continuous improvement.

12 hours

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Members: £995 + VAT
Non-members: £1,215 + VAT

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Total productive maintenance (TPM) virtual
£995.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£1,215.00 Plus vat


Engage operations with maintenance, ownership and continuous improvement.

This course is meant for those either planning to introduce or looking to further develop and enhance this comprehensive and people orientated approach to the achievement of world class levels of maintenance and operating performance.

The course explores the basic principles and values underpinning TPM, identifies all of the best practices it encompasses, teaches the many tools and techniques first introduced by TPM’s founders and how they should be applied in practice.

The substantial management of change issues that need to be addressed when implementing a TPM programme will be discussed and the choices available when developing and implementing a TPM strategy will be explored.

Workshop format

Virtual 12 hour: 3 x 09:00 - 14:00
Session 1 - Principles of Total productive maintenance (TPM)
- Introduction and background to TPM
- Basic principles and background to TPM
- The original five pillars of TPM

Session 2 - TPM benefits
- The benefits arising from each pillar and an overall TPM programme
- The latest additional pillars of TPM

Session 3 - The TPM programme 
- Underpinning enablers for a TPM programme
- Implementing a TPM programme 
- Sustaining a TPM programme - Making it stick
- Course review and assessment of learning

Who should attend?

Engineering, operations, maintenance and asset managers or aspiring managers.

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to:

  • Understand what a TPM programme entails and the commitment required for successful implementation
  • Identify and be able to apply the key TPM tools and techniques
  • Address the cultural and organisational issues associated with the introduction and sustainment of a TPM programme
  • Develop a TPM strategy and plan that is appropriate for the needs of your organisation
  • Lead and inspire your staff along the best practice TPM route to effective and efficient operation
Contributes 12 CPD hours

Key topics

  • The original principles and pillars of TPM and their practical application
  • The latest TPM model and how it has been developed
  • The benefits to be achieved by the implementation of each pillar of TPM and how they will manifest themselves
  • The true application of the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) metric as a driver for continuous improvement
  • Initiating and successfully implementing an operator based ‘autonomous maintenance’ approach aimed at maintaining and improving the condition and performance of equipment
  • Identifying and establishing the underpinning enablers for a successful TPM programme
  • How to establish and sustain TPM principles and practices within the organisation to achieve long term benefits

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: B, C and E

  1. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  2. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’
  3. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Total productive maintenance (TPM) virtual.

  • Matthew Laskaj

    Matthew Laskaj

    Matthew is the Chair for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Scottish Region and director of a successful engineering and training consultancy. With more than 25 years experience in a variety of countries worldwide, he has worked in a range of industries including manufacturing, food and beverage, refining, offshore oil and gas and renewable energy.

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At a glance

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    12 hours
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  • UK-Spec:
    B, C, E

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Available dates for Total productive maintenance (TPM) virtual

12 hour course

06 Dec 2021 08:00 - 20:00 Three VCs: 6, 7 & 8 December 2021 at 09:00 - 14:00 GMT (timings include breaks)
28 Mar 2022 09:00 - 21:00 This course has 3 virtual sessions of 5 hours each: 28, 29 & 30 March 2022 at 09:00-14:00 BST (includes breaks).
10% discount available until 28 January

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