Maintenance is any activity performed on an asset with a view to ensuring that it is able to deliver an expected level of service until it is scheduled to be renewed, replaced or disposed of.

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Alternate Definitions

  • "All actions necessary for retaining an asset as near as practical to its original condition, but excluding rehabilitation." - National Asset Management Manual
  • "The routine activities to sustain standards of performance throughout the in-service, or operational, part of the asset life cycle." - Plant Maintenance Resource Centre
  • "All actions which have the objective of retaining or restoring an item in or to a state in which it can perform its required function. The actions include the combination of all technical and corresponding administrative, managerial, and supervision actions." - European Federation of National Maintenance Societies
  • "Actions performed to keep some machine or system functioning or in service." - Wiktionary
  • "To take action to preserve." - Concise Oxford Dictionary
  • "The replacement or repair of components and assemblies (before or after failure) so that the unit concerned can perform its designated function over its expected life." - CQU Maintenance Management Study Notes (ENMM 20011)
  • "Regular ongoing day-to-day work necessary to keep assets operating, eg road patching". - Main Roads (Queensland).
  • "The combination of all technical and associated administrative actions intended to retain an item in, or restore it to, a state in which it can perform its required function." - Total Management Planning - Glossary of Terms

Types of Maintenance

Asset Specific Maintenance

Maintenance Activities

The following list of maintenance activities is generated automatically. To add an item to the list you will need to find or create a page about the activity and then add the tag "maintenance-activity" to that page.

Maintenance Expenditure

Maintenance expenditure is any expenditure on the maintenance of an asset.


Collaborators & Contributors

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Related Pages

External Links & References

  1. Queensland Main Roads Asset Maintenance Guidelines
  2. Transport Tasmania Pavement and Shoulder Maintenance
  3. An Asset Centric Approach to Road, Building and Parks Maintenance (Meijer, Ling & Woodcock)
  4. Google Search
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