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Ten insights into maintenance training

John Saysell has delivered competence-based Maintenance Training for more than 20 years. Here are ten insights acquired over this time: Make sure that the initial training needs analysis focuses first on what the learners will be required to do differently back in the workplace, and base the training content and exercises on this end objective. Many training … Read More

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Aspects of workplace training

Very often the best people to train others in company-specific tasks are those that are already doing the job. Unfortunately, however, it’s not as simple as that when considering workplace training. While these trainers and coaches may have the technical skills needed, can they actually teach? An old Chinese proverb says: “Give a man a … Read More

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Tackling Maintenance Cost…Through Effective Asset Management

Leading manufacturing and service companies know that the effective Asset Management is a basic need for long-term competitiveness. But even today, MCP has evidence that fewer than 10% of company sites in the UK have mastered this skill and hence the ability to claim to have ‘leading-the-world’ status’. The overall UK profile of where sites … Read More

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Bad Taste in the Mouth for Food Producers

Cost reduction British Food makers are facing increases of up to 10% on material costs as the slump in the pound impacts on finished goods. With most producers locked into fixed-price contracts with major retailers, there is little room to increase prices and pass the additional cost to the customer. Most at risk are those smaller … Read More

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Competent technicians? Training Matters

Training matters Industrial employers have a legal responsibility to ensure that technicians are competent to carry out their tasks. ‘It is easy at an interview for an applicant to talk knowledgeably about maintenance, but put him in front of a system, comprising PLC, inverter, motor and conveyor, and he may not be so capable!’ says … Read More

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Meet our award winning team

We are an award winning business with a reputation for success We’re proud of our reputation as a friendly business, where everyone is in-tune to our client’s needs and requirements. Everyone here is a specialist and with years of knowledge and experience: we’re all very good at what we do.  All of our consultants, our associates and … Read More

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Managing the forgotten asset – your people

People and Productivity Reading through a recent report, I was struck by the fact that nearly 90% of respondents said that their business suffered due to skills shortages.  I know from experience that if a key member of your team leaves (your most valuable and often forgotten asset), it’s not going to be easy to … Read More

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