Incorporating Consultation: Developing Lheidli T'enneh's Maintenance Management Plan
Client: Lheidli T'enneh First Nation
Location: Prince George, BC
Following a technical assessment for North Shelley Road, Lheidli T’enneh First Nation (LTN) retained R. Radloff & Associates to create a proposed maintenance management workplan and funding request (which was later sent to Indigenous Affairs Canada for approval). We proposed that the MMP would list each asset listed (or asset family), identify and describe maintenance tasks, present a maintenance schedule, and outline resource requirements. A customized MMP would assist LTN by keeping organized, accurate records of maintenance work performed, and reducing/controlling the overall maintenance costs for the community. The MMP workplan and funding request was submitted to ISC in May 2018.
Prior to finalizing the MMP, Radloff and LTN hosted a presentation to the community’s maintenance staff, detailing the proposed plan. This meeting served as an opportunity for the maintenance personnel to compare and question how maintenance procedures listed in the MMP would affect or improve current asset maintenance (and affect their workload). This critical step introduced the MMP to the community by inviting input and buy-in – a key element for moving the plan from paper into reality.
The final maintenance management plan was delivered to the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation in October 2020 and has since been implemented.