30 in 30 Podcast

Where we capture 30 years of mining experience in 30 minutes

Introducing Peer Review to Improve Maintenance Productivity

Guest: Eric Dousi
Aug 12, 2019 | 35 min to Listen
Eric Dousi has been in the mining and petrochemical industries for more than 30 years with vast experience around the globe in many different areas. He started out in the Merchant Navy, moved into petrochemicals, and then went back to University. His first official foray into the mining industry was through a role in the Global Maintenance Network after completing his degree and he has since gone on to become an expert and a leader in developing programs like FLAC, fuel, lube, air, and coolant cleanliness programs and operational readiness projects on major greenfield projects around the world.

This varied background has given Eric the opportunity to look at how maintenance is done across several industries and acquire a broad experience base which has helped him succeed in his career.

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 Eric set up the FLAC program and what was involved
  • Being in control of an asset and knowing its strengths and weaknesses
  • Issues specific to a floating production facility
  • Working with and fostering a motivated team
  • Realising when maintenance issues are caused by behavioural issues
  • Get out there under the asset, have a good look around and get to know the machine
  • Holding each other accountable by introducing peer review on your maintenance work
  • Avoiding a reactive workplace
  • Using the Time Usage Model
  • Understanding the broader aspects of the business