Managing maintenance in the 21st century

CIM Bulletin, Vol. 90, No. 1014, 1997
K. Musgrave, Ken Musgrave & Associates, Oakville, Ontario
Abstract The ISO 9000 Quality Management System Standards have become internationally accepted as the way to manage quality assurance. The author has developed a Maintenance Management System Standard using ISO 9001 as a model and is working with a major base metal mining company to implement this. This paper describes the structure of the standard and the steps required for its implementation. Using a management standard ensures that a system is maintained, reviewed by internal audit, and when instances of failing to follow the procedures (nonconformances) occur, that corrective action is taken. It also ensures that regular reviews are made and that the system is continuously improved.
The Standard is designed so that if an organization decides to register to an ISO 9000 standard, the Maintenance Management System will be in a format that is compatible and can be incorporated with little effort into the Quality System.
Keywords: Maintenance, Mine management.
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