ČSPÚ 20 Years of Czech Industrial Maintenance
In 2020, in the same year of European Federation of National Maintenance Societies (EFNMS) 50th anniversary, the Czech Maintenance Society (ČSPÚ), member of EFNMS since 2001, is celebrating 20 years of existence.
20 years of Czech industrial maintenance
ČSPÚ was established in 2000 and has been active in the field of maintenance continuously for the past 20 years. It is an independent, non-for-profit and non-political organisation, that brings together individuals, institutions and industrial companies interested in the development of integrated management of fixed assets, mainly focusing on industrial asset and facility management and management and engineering of maintenance.
The mission of ČSPÚ is the development, acquisition and dissemination of new knowledge in the field of asset management and maintenance engineering to satisfy the professional needs of its members, to support organizations in achieving success in maintenance and improvement of asset management and maintenance and operation of their production equipment.
ČSPÚ has more than 60 individual and more than 50 collective members (companies and other organizations). Any person or organization that is interested in working in the field of maintenance is welcome to become the member. ČSPÚ is governed by an eleven-member board, headed by the chairman and executive director, and its activities are controlled by a three-member supervisory board. The supreme body of the CSPU is the General Assembly – very much like in the EFNMS.
ČSPÚ is partnered with Czech Automotive industry association (AutoSAP), Chemical industry association ČR (SCHP ČR) and National Center of Industry 4.0 (NCP 4.0) and is also a member (as mentioned above) of the European Federation of National Maintenance
Societies (EFNMS) and the Chamber of Commerce of the Czech Republic.
While ČSPÚ has a number of activities, it focuses mainly on:
- Bringing together professionals and organizations in the field of maintenance
- Organizing maintenance conferences. (twice per year)
- Organizing a providing training in maintenance (it offers certification of Maintenance Manager, Maintenance Technician, Master of Maintenance)
- Performing audits and analysis of maintenance management and also providing consultancy in general
- Contributing to maintenance research
Bringing people together
The two key events, that ČSPÚ annually organizes, are traditional industrial conferences – „International conference of Maintenance“ and „Maintenance for TOP Managers“, both with ca 130 participants. ČSPÚ organizes the conference since 2003 with a great success. The conference is sponsored annually by the Ministry of industry and trade of the Czech Republic or the Association of industry and transport and among its general partners, is also the EFNMS.
Educating and knowledge-sharing
ČSPÚ offers complex training and education of maintenance personnel according to EN 15628:2015 Qualification of maintenance personnel and aligned with the recommendations of EFNMS.
The offered education programs are divided into 3 levels and provided as life-long learning mainly for professionals from industry:
- Maintenance Manager (160 study hours, 20 tuition days, with final thesis)
- Maintenance Technician Specialist (96 study hours, 12 tuition days)
- Maintenance Supervisor (64 study hours, 8 tuition days)
The courses have been finished by more than 600 graduates, 127 of them with professional certificates.
The target audience of the education program are maintenance managers, asset managers, facility managers, maintenance managers, chief mechanics, TPM facilitators, maintenance engineers and planners, maintenance technicians, mechanics, specialists, foremen etc. with university or high school education.
The aim of the course is to familiarize the course participants with the basic requirements of asset management in general and machinery in particular, including all aspects of maintenance management, execution as well as practical techniques. The course makes use of real case studies and teach its participants with help of practical examples. Finally, emphasis is placed on the application of the principles of economic thinking in maintenance management.
Following the successful 2019 edition, which attracted more than 350 interested parties, this year BEMAS organised the second edition of the Asset Performance Awards. Some ten companies applied for the competition, which was originally scheduled to take place in June. Due to the coronovirus, the symposium was transformed into 3 webinars. The awards show was also given a virtual look.
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