Break in Management Plan
The Break-In Management Plan (BIMP) is a planning tool used to quickly gain control of either Breakdown or Break-in repair work, that has the potential to cause unacceptable business risk/disruption in terms of safety, operational downtime, cost.
To be deployed when a repair is of sufficient complexity^ to benefit from getting the sites ‘brain trust’ together to plan and execute a quality repair;
- Breakdown - Unexpected Failure - failure has occurred preventing or limiting operation E.g. Unexpected engine, gearbox, structural failure
- Break-in - Impending Failure - failure has not yet occurred, however, condition assessment indicates repair will be required either immediately or in the near future E.g. Impending engine, gearbox, structural failure^NOTE: Sites need to set their own triggers points for when to deploy the BIMP process.
The BIMP is essentially a Trigger Action Response Planning (TARP) process to turbo-charge the work management process and ensure clear communication of activities to enable a quality and timely repair:
- What has actually failed (or expected to fail), and the circumstances leading to that failure;
- A summary of the expected impact, likely or real, of the failure;
- The objective of the recovery effort;
- The key stakeholders involved in the recovery effort;
- Who is going to do what, by when;
- The resources required for each task.
TIP: It’s recommended that to begin with, you should use the BIMP process for major issues only so that you can focus on doing it well. This will significantly improve your chances of the Team experiencing the benefits of an organised approach.