Turnarounds are the highest risk activity that we routinely perform in industry, but they are also an area of massive variability in approach and outcome. Although some of this is quite natural due to local needs, most of the inconsistency is caused by the fact that many companies do not have written methodologies and have not trained their staff in best practice for turnaround management. Even though turnarounds traditionally provide the highest peak in safety incidents, downtime and fixed cost spend in the calendar. There has also been a historic gap in meaningful guidance – there are around 1000 times as many books on maintenance as there are on turnaround management. All too often companies see turnarounds as something to be survived.

The purpose of the course is to use the Model of Excellence for Turnarounds and the principles of Challenge Planning to equip attendees with an advanced approach to Turnaround Management. The course is backed by rea situations, high levels of interaction, group exercises and multiple case studies. It will explore the underlying mechanisms and levers that shape a turnaround to demonstrate why we sometimes succeed or fail and introduce new conceptual approaches that can increase our chances of succeeding.

Trainer Profile

As the founder of award-winning consultancy, Dr. Laurie Dummett is a highly respected consultant and trainer. He has worked across five continents in a wide variety of environments from the world’s largest oil refinery to a small cider brewery. He has held a series of maintenance and operations leadership positions in the process industry to gain valuable front-line experience before moving into consulting with ABB Eutech as their maintenance specialist. During his time with ABB He has led a number of UK and global maintenance best practice panels with his role expanding to include defining best practice in operational excellence and major change.  

He previously held senior positions with companies such as Shell Global Solutions, BP, ICI and Dow Chemicals to provide exceptional improvements to a wide variety of operating companies and also build best of the best models for maintenance improvement (including turnaround management).Whilst these models have been based on oil and gas and the process industry, they also include learning from other sectors such as fine chemicals, cement and food and drink. His recent achievements include developing a more business focused maintenance and turnaround methodology model, which was a major factor in winning the 2014 UK Chemicals Industry Association awards for Excellence in Engineering.

Course Key Takeaways

Understanding how turnaround management fits within the wider maintenance and operating processes to support world class performance

Understanding the critical processes, skills and tools required to establish outstanding turnaround performances in their own environment

Ability set out a framework (the model of excellence) that provides a structured, logical explanation of turnaround best practice, how to develop a local methodology and benchmark performance

Providing a cradle to grave process for turnaround management from initial concept to event completion that will help plan work, manage risks and secure event goals

Providing a vehicle to benchmark current performances and practices against the latest planning and management techniques and how to use audits to keep events on track

Who should Attend?

VP/ Director/ Manager/ Supervisor/ Chief/ Expert

  • Directors
  • Engineers
  • Heads
  • Senior Managers
  • Managers
  • Assistants
  • Supervisors


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