30 in 30 Podcast

Where we capture 30 years of mining experience in 30 minutes

Increasing the Quality of Work in Mining Asset Maintenance

Guest: Andy Malcolm
Aug 08, 2019 | 26 min to Listen
Today, we’re joined by Andy Malcolm who has more than 30 years of experience in mining, having worked across the globe in many maintenance roles from the shop floor, up to maintenance manager. He has worked across many different commodities and has seen the good, the bad and ugly within a range of fleets and working environments.

We’re sure that you will take plenty of learnings from this conversation and this will give you the knowledge to employ the insights learned here in your organizations to get more from your assets.

For more resources and information, head to the Bluefield Asset Management website. To learn more about getting the most out of your assets, grab a copy of Gerard’s book Simplifying Mining Maintenance.

Some Topics That We Cover

  • When moving into a new position, start from the ground up to asses the baseline before proceeding with a plan
    to move forward and change things up
  • The benefit and necessity of putting a good hard-working team together to achieve quality of work
  • Don’t be afraid to ask for outside help to achieve better outcomes
  • Engage with other areas of the business from corporate, supply and OEM to gain a clearer picture of needs and communicate your requirements
  • Have a process in place that requires multiple levels of crew to ensure quality maintenance practices are followed and maintained
  • The importance of peer review
  • How to manage a downturn in the industry and the benefits this can bring
    Engage the GM and discuss your needs to help them understand