This course offers professional development hours (PDHs). You will see the PDHs on your course completion certificate, which also serves as documentation of your attendance. PDH requirements vary, therefore, it is up to you to determine whether or not this particular course qualifies under your State or board requirements.
Course overview: This course focuses on preventative maintenance (PM) programs for equipment fleet operations, which involve a systematic and proactive schedule of work that provides inspection, detection, and correction. PM programs are the key element in supporting a cost-effective fleet operation. These programs reduce equipment operating and ownership costs by minimizing unscheduled catastrophic repairs, equipment downtimes, and loss of operational productivity.
There are six modules that make up this course:
• Module 1: Preventative Maintenance – A Primer;
• Module 2: Establishment of a Successful Preventative Maintenance Plan;
• Module 3: Preventative Maintenance Program Designs;
• Module 4: Planning for Preventative Maintenance Work;
• Module 5: Managing the Program; and
• Module 6: Understanding the Benefits Versus Costs of an Effective Preventative Maintenance Program.
This training course is intended to serve as a guide in operating a PM program. Persons taking this course must adhere to the applicable federal, State, and local regulatory requirements. Note that your agency’s policies and practices may also vary from the information presented in this course.
Training level: This training is recommended for the Transportation Curriculum Coordination Council levels I–IV. This course focuses on those responsible for a PM program (levels III and IV) but it is also important for the operators to understand their role in the program (levels I and II).
Target audience: This course is designed for anyone seeking to develop or improve an equipment fleet preventative maintenance program and anyone that may participate in the program.
Learning outcomes: Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
• Explain common PM program terms and concepts;
• Communicate the operational and cost benefits of an effective PM program;
• Identify the components and processes required to set up a PM program;
• Explain the roles and responsibilities of fleet managers, fleet maintenance supervisors, fleet maintenance technicians, and equipment operators; and
• Understand the importance of capturing data and the use of reporting tools.