Asset Maintenance

Asset Maintenance

Chelgrave has been providing maintenance services for 33 years and has extensive experience designing and implementing solutions for our clients.


Outsourced Maintenance

Figure 1: Outsourced Maintenance Options

Figure 1: Maintenance Options illustrates the types of solutions that Chelgrave designs to meet each client’s specific requirements. In some cases clients choose to implement a labour only solution maintaining the supervisory and technical knowledge in house, whilst others seek to use Chelgrave to bring supervisory, technical or managerial solutions to the project to improve maintenance practices and efficiencies. The options at Figure 1 are clarified below.

Labour Hire Option

Clients retain management and supervisory oversight and responsibility, whilst Chelgrave supplies a labour solution. Whilst our client takes responsibility for the productivity and effectiveness of maintenance strategy, Chelgrave takes responsibility for employee motivation and attitude, skills and qualifications.

Supervised Option

Similar to Labour hire option, Chelgrave supplies the maintenance supervisors to oversee the productivity of our tradespeople and directs them in maintenance activities.

Managed Option

In this option, Chelgrave takes up the responsibility of maintenance strategy, reliability and maintenance outcomes, whilst the client adopts a contract management approach and works with Chelgrave to measure and manage outcomes. Clients have the option of keeping reliability engineering in house or alternatively Chelgrave can provide a reliability engineer(s) and planners.

Chelgrave commits to work with clients as a partner to achieve the desired outcomes. We are a customer focused organization and have 32 years of providing asset maintenance solutions for many customers. Chelgrave applies the following methodologies to drive performance:

Reducing costs

identifying areas for improved planning, improved scoping or work, improved supplier engagement, improved tendering/quotation processes all lead to better outcomes for reducing costs. Examples include:

  • Looking at spares and analyzing overall costs of buying cheaper spares and the effect on production if a cheaper inferior spare part fails.
  • Monitoring overtime worked and scheduling work to be performed within normal working hours (where possible).
  • Analyzing work performed and identifying causes for failure to prevent recurrence.
  • Analyzing current work practices and introducing cost effective solutions.

Improve efficiency

Analyze time taken to perform maintenance activities. Improve planning for maintenance to fit within windows of production downtime for preventative maintenance, thereby minimizing downtime due to maintenance.

Improve reliability

Working with the clients’ Reliability team to analyse Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). Providing data to the clients’ Reliability Department and working with them to undertake and execute preventative and predictive maintenance activities in line with Condition Monitoring activities.

Input data into the Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS) for a record of all work undertaken and to assist analysis of breakdown and repetitive failures.

Continuous improvement

Perform improvement initiatives such as Failure Mode Effects and Criticality Analysis (FMECA), cause and effect analysis (ishikawa diagrams, etc). Maintenance reviews after shuts and major maintenance works to analyze incidents, issues and areas for improvement. Feedback to plant production and reliability teams.

Improve performance

Chelgrave measures and monitors performance against agreed KPI’s and reports regularly (monthly). A management review team documents performance, agreed actions and communicates to stakeholders.