- Understand health & safety in maintenance and apply safe working practices
- Demonstrate the safe isolation of work equipment and apply best practice
- Understand machine maintenance schedules and routine tasks
- Select appropriate hand tools and utilise them correctly
- Select and correctly utilise a variety of fixings (Split pins, washers, thread lock etc)
- Recognise stripped threads and correctly use thread repair equipment
- Describe a range of methods to remove broken studs
- Understand the principles of power transmission systems
- Identify types of bearings, their typical applications and common defects
- Remove and refit taper-lock bushes, keyed shafts, belts, chains and couplings
- Demonstrate assembly and dismantling techniques
- Demonstrate the correct torque loading of fixing in a range of applications
- Describe a range of mechanical faults and plan suitable courses of action
- Identify a range of techniques in order to adopt a logical approach to fault finding
- Conduct a routine maintenance task
There are no pre-requisites for this course.
Delegates will be closely monitored and assessed by NITAL's skilled and experienced tutors. Successful delegates will receive NITAL certificate of attendance.
Potential course outcomes
- Increased awareness of workplace Health & Safety in maintenance activities.
- Correct tool selection reducing injuries and prolonged equipment shut-downs.
- Quicker fault location due to the operators increased mechanical awareness.
- Increased communication between engineers and machine operators
- Add course attendance to CPD
All delegates will be expected to supply their own safety footwear and suitable overalls/workwear when attending this course.