RCM Level 2

RCM Level 2 is known to be the RCM Facilitator level. An RCM Facilitator is a highly trained RCM expert and understands what is needed to improve safety, health, cost, downtime, quality, availability, reliability and many other operational issues.

In companies where RCM is implemented correctly, at least one technical and one operational facilitator is available and evaluation facilitators assist their RCM facilitators in doing the work.

An RCM Facilitator is able to manage multiple RCM workgroups executing multiple RCM and QM analyses. The RCM Facilitator knows all details of RCM and understands the logic behind failure behavior, which is the root cause of:

  • risk
  • cost
  • efficiency
  • downtime
  • quality
  • safety
  • environment
  • health
  • and many more operational and non-operational issues

An RCM facilitator has profound knowledge of RCM and is able to select the right colleges in his company to setup an RCM workgroup. People in the workgroup must be at least RCM Level 1 certified.

The facilitator selects which systems are high critical and will be analyzed using RCM. Many systems are not high critical and can be analyzed using Quick Maintenance.

It is possible to hire an outside RCM facilitator temporarily, but most effective is to have your own facilitators available in your company, so he knows about budgets, who is in charge, which colleges have best experience with systems, etc. This is because failure behavior changes in time because of changes in procedures, quality, life, modifications, etc. And when failure behavior changes, maintenance concepts / plans / programs change.

The training RCM Level 2

Phase 1: theory

The theoretical part takes up 80-100 hours of training and results in a theoretical exam. The student must reach a score of at least 80%, before he can start with RCM Level 2, phase 2.

When his score is at least 80%, the student is RCM Evaluation Facilitator and able to assist any RCM Facilitator doing all the work needed in an RCM analysis.

Part 1 can be organized onsite (10 days) or online (13-18 online sessions).

At the end a theoretical exam must show the students understands all definitions and all logic and structures of RCM. The exam is 60 questions in 60 minutes and includes all RCM definitions and calculations, logic, structures, checklists, etc.

Phase 2: practical

The RCM Evaluation Facilitator must show he is able to perform RCM analyses correctly. He should prepare a RCM Master Project and prepare, finish and deliver 2 analyses. This ius evaluated by two RCM examiners and they decide if the student is able to work as an RCM Facilitator.

RCM Master Project

The RCM Master Project must be finished within 4 months after the phase 1 exam. Otherwise a new phase 1 exam must be finished again as well (extra examination-costs of € 375).

  • RCM analysis with an RCM workgroup on a high critical system. The facilitator will execute this analysis with his RCM-workgroup. The RCM analysis must cover ALL RCM aspects.
    • The system must be high critical
    • The system shows a process or sub process and involves different objects / machines, procedures, protective devices, control systems, measuring devices
    • Example:
      • the compressed air system, including the air compressor(s), pipes, valves, pressure and flow measurements, vessel, protective devices, start / stop procedures, maintenance / quality / HSE procedures, …
  • Quick Maintenance analysis on a low critical system. This will be an object or a small system. The facilitator will do this analysis on his own with help from colleges for details.
    • Examples:
      • air compressor
      • cooling water pump