Operations & Maintenance (O&M) program is helpful in many aspects across our First Nations communities. Building awareness on O&M best-practice improves the efficiency of First Nations facility staff, enhances operational procedures, and initiates maintenance practices that help reduce unexpected down time & facility costs.
The O&M program helps builds capacity on asset management principles and fundamentals. This includes introducing Asset Management Plans (AMP) designed to provide First Nations with a systematic approach to the governance and best practices over the full life-cycle of their assets.
The program helps First Nations assess the vulnerability and climate risk to their infrastructure due to extreme climate events. Once identified, these risks can be incorporated in the life-cycle analysis of their Asset Management Plans.
By implementing effective operation, maintenance and asset management best practices, First Nations will have better procedures to protect community facilities over their full life-cycle.
This service provides:
- Advisory support to compile and comply with federal government reporting systems: Integrated Capital Management System (ICMS), Asset Conditioning Reporting System (ACRS), ACRS Terms of Reference, Capital Management Database (CMDB), Maintenance Management Systems (MMS) and Tangible Capital Assets (TCA).
- Advisory support on Federal Government O&M policies & reporting requirements
- Advisory support on PS3150 financial requirements on Tangible Capital Assets (TCA)
- Advice on how to inventory, track, assess and evaluations community capital assets
- Advice on how to do short-long term planning through Asset Management Plans
- Advice on climate risk assessments using the FN Infrastructure Resilience Toolkit
- Methods that help identify the required level of O&M funding for community assets