IPWEA visits the Philippines

By intouch posted 13 days ago

  

IPWEA was thrilled to receive an invitation from the Philippines to participate in an Equipment Management conference in Manilla.

Toribio Noel L. Ilao, Director of the Philippines Bureau of Equipment, Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) invited IPWEA Fleet Council Chairman, Steven Colliver and Deputy Chairman, Andrew Railz to visit the Philippines and present at the Bureau of Equipment (BOE), Equipment Management Division (EMD) Conference in Manilla on 9 and 10 November.

Philippines1.pngThe event was an opportunity to bring the central office and regional staff together and acknowledge the efforts and celebrate the successes of the BOE. It was also a platform to expand on the future direction of the EMD and inform staff of the upcoming objectives. The conference also provided an opportunity for Colliver and Railz to undertake a number of site visits and observe maintenance practices at regional offices.

The theme of the conference was SHIFT: Gearing Towards Excellence Through Sustainable Development in Public Physical Asset management. Colliver and Railz presented on a broad range of topics including: 

  • Challenges facing fleet management in Australia

  • Preventative maintenance compliance
    -Data collection
    -Determining the strategy
    -Application of PM in Australia
    -Reporting

  • Technology
    -Euro ‘5’ emissions standard
    -Electronic control systems

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  • Training
    -Australian apprenticeship program
    -Training requirements in Tender documentation

  • Contamination control
    -Alignment with modern technology
    -Overview of contamination control
    -Practical application


They also presented on the general observations and opportunities for improvement based on the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) Plant and Vehicle Management Manual and 'best practice' associated with Australian fleet management and included the following assessments:

Understanding of fleet management principles and their application

  • Practical application and strength of documentation
  • Preventative maintenance program
  • Willingness and discipline of staff
  • Continuous improvement
  • Age of equipment/ replacement program
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