Infrastructure Maintenance Planning Handbook - This standard should only be used for reference to ensure 'The Control of Risk' until the compliance date of its replacement standard is reached, upon which this standard will be withdrawn. The development of all new processes and procedures should be to the replacement standard
|Publication Date:||3 March 2018|
The handbook contains work instructions which define both detailed activity and the process required when planning work or track access in Maintenance.
It applies to all planners in Maintenance. Some modules of this manual mandate actions on Maintenance work delivery teams and in particular the Section Planners. Where this is the case it is clearly stated.
This manual establishes consistent national planning rules and guidance for Maintenance.
a) simplifies and standardises planning processes;
b) avoids duplication;
c) provides visibility of line blockages and the ability to book a year out;
d) maximises protection within the hierarchy by fully utilising the available possessions and line blockages;
e) provides a process to plan robustly which reduces lost work and increases the efficiency of teams;
f) reduces the risk to staff when delivering work; and
g) improves safety.