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Simplifying Mining Maintenance

A Practical Guide to Building a Culture that Prevents Breakdowns and Increases Profits!

In the world of mining, both mining and asset management professionals often face difficult challenges to improve plant and fleet reliability or cost. Over the years the mining industry has developed complicated systems and processes to deal with the seemingly complex problems, but in the real world of maintenance, to be truly effective, organizations must first embed the practical, culture-based routines that simplify work so that large groups of people can align and become effective.

After more than thirty years in mining, Gerard Wood has experienced firsthand the persistent maintenance problems that can occur. Throughout these years he has developed effective methods for solving the commonproblems by developing the required culture of ownership and care that will ensure reliable, low-cost equipment performance. In Simplifying Mining Maintenance, he presents two simple models for reliable maintenance management, as well as actionable solutions to common problems causing unscheduled downtime events, increased scheduled downtime, cost concerns, people problems, and poor transition from projects to operations.

Having the best maintenance organization in the world is possible–by getting back to basics with simple, culture-focused routines that people can understand and implement to ensure sustainable equipment performance.

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About the author

Gerard Wood is one of the mining industry’s foremost authorities on mining equipment maintenance. In his long career, Gerard has been all over the world, working his way up from a tradesperson to a maintenance general manager with advanced degrees in electrical engineering, business, and mining engineering. As managing director for Bluefield AMS, Gerard helps many of the world’s mining companies keep their machines running with a simple, practical approach that saves money and improves equipment reliability.

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The old saying “simplicity is on the other side of complexity” rings true with what Gerard is telling us. He has experienced most of the processes and theoretical solutions out there, tried things and seen what works, and has put it into words we can relate to and put into practice.

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Gerard cuts through the theory, pinpoints what’s critical, and backs it up with real-life examples. A must-read for anyone passionate about eliminating breakdowns and maximising profits in mining!

Phil St Baker / Former CEO of ERM Power Limited and Current CEO of NOVONIX Limited

Maintenance is a business that’s very easy to overcomplicate. Gerard gives us a clear-eyed view on how to cut through this complexity and focus on what adds value.

Matthew Grant / Manager, Asset Management at Bluefield--Asset Management Specialists

The old saying “simplicity is on the other side of complexity” rings true with what Gerard is telling us. He has experienced most of the processes and theoretical solutions out there, tried things and seen what works, and has put it into words we can relate to and put into practice.

Tom Houston / Semi-Retired Principal, Asset Management

Simply put, maintenance isn’t complicated. Gerard nails it!

Ian Goodwin / Senior Manager and Advisor, Asset Management

Finally, a practitioner’s guide to the success factors that every maintenance leader and their boss need to know about transforming maintenance performance.

Ian Peterson / ADipEng-Mech, BEng-Mech (1st Hons), GDipAM, MIEAust, MAMC, Thirty-Year Engineering and Maintenance Manager

I believe that Gerard’s practical approach to simplifying and applying the large number of maintenance tools and procedures available will benefit the mine maintenance community.

Mike Anglin / Non-Executive Chairman, Laguna Gold; Director, SSR Mining