Tips, Tools & Techniques

The latest free tip from Blue Sky is a short document giving brief guidance on what to include in the Operating Context for RCM analyses.

RCM Operating Context
A short document that outlines some of the basic elements to include in RCM Operating Context documentation.
RCM Operating Context.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [4.6 KB]
Human Error and RCM
This short paper discusses the pros and cons of including failures caused by human error inside your RCM analysis.
Human Error and RCM.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [5.4 KB]
Maintenance Tip:
Manage implementing new tasks using this pre-built spreadsheet.
New maintenance tasks checklist.xls
Microsoft Excel sheet [121.5 KB]
Templating RCM Analyses
Mtce tip July 6 2016.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [133.1 KB]
Work Execution Audit Form
This form is a free download and is in MS Excel format. You can customize to suit your own needs and alter the weighting for the scores. Use the form for real time audits at the worksite - you can also generate KPIs from the data! If you have any questions or comments please email
Work Audit Form 2015.xlsx
Microsoft Excel sheet [61.1 KB]
Maintenance Tip:
Levels of RCM analysis
Maintenance Tip July 2015pages.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [41.4 KB]
Maintenance tip:
CBM Task Creation
June 2015 Maintenance tip -Condition bas[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [1.3 MB]
RCM Analysis Team Development
RCM analysis team development.docx
Microsoft Word document [970.7 KB]
RCM Failure Mode Estimator
April 2015.
A tool to help SAE JA-1011 compliant RCM facilitators to estimate how many meeting hours will be needed for a system analysis.
RCM FM estimation table.pdf
Adobe Acrobat document [175.7 KB]
Human error in maintenance - May 2015
Human beings all make mistakes. Within society this is generally perceived as a bad thing, something to be punished for by allocating blame and sometimes shame to one individual or group. This paper challenges that position and will present an introduction to understanding and managing human error.
Human error in maintenance tip May 2015.[...]
Adobe Acrobat document [226.1 KB]
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