The Ghana Institution of Engineering (GhIE) collaborated with the
University of Toronto Centre for Maintenance Optimization and Reliability Engineering
(C-MORE), to deliver an internationally recognized five day certificate course
in Asset Management at the Institution.
The course ran from the 24th – 28th February and
was attended by 23 participants from BOST, GPHA, Zoomlion, Anglogold Ashanti,
Asanko Gold, Chocomac Ghana, Perseus Mining, GWCL and GHA.
The University of Toronto Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
is the #1 Engineering School in Canada; and has designed this course to help
managers care for company and national assets and achieve maintenance
excellence. The facilitators were Professor Emeritus Andrew K. S. Jardine, the
founder of CMORE and Joseph Ashun, P.Eng. – Principal Consultant – a Ghanaian
based in Canada and adjunct professor at CMORE. Participants were schooled in
reduction of maintenance and repair costs and extension of economic life of
capital equipment, systems and components. The course outline included:
Reliability Improvement through Preventive
Maintenance and Optimal Spares Stocking Policies.
Reliability Improvement through Inspection &
Life Cycle Costing (LLC) Management and
Effective Use of Maintenance Resources.
Role of Emerging Technologies in Physical Asset
Each participant received a copy of Prof. Jardine’s bestseller,” Maintenance, Replacement, and
Reliability: Theory and Applications, Second Edition”, a certificate of accomplishment by the
University of Toronto and 9 GHIE CPD points.
They acknowledged the course would be of immense benefit to them since
they would be able to immediately implement a lot of the principles learned as
soon as they return to their various workplaces.