Mechanical & Welding
The benchwork course is designed for any learner moving into mechanical maintenance. Training is aimed at learners who have little or no bench fitting or machine tool experience.
Learners will be shown how to use a range of hand tools and a pedestal drill and, on completion, will be expected to cut, shape and drill a component accurately and safely.
Learners will also be shown how to remove broken studs and fasteners from a component and provide a suitable replacement. This course may be used as a starting point for the remaining mechanical courses if required.
Bearings & Seals
The bearings & seals course focuses on developing a practical approach to correctly removing and correctly refitting a rolling element bearing on to the shaft of any mechanical component or assembly. The course will also provide the candidate with the supporting knowledge necessary to be able to identify a bearing and select a suitable replacement.
Couplings & Alignments
The coupling and alignment course has two focuses. One is developing a practical approach to correctly removing and correctly refitting a drive coupling on to the shaft of any mechanical component or assembly. The second is positioning a driving and driven component accurately so that both components will run correctly. Learners will also be provided with the supporting knowledge to be able to identify a suitable approach for setting the correct machine alignment and identify likely sources of error.
Belt & Chain Drives
Focusing on developing a practical approach to correctly removing and installing friction belt drives, toothed belt drives and chain drives, this course also refers to belts and chains used for conveying a range of materials. Learners will be provided with the supporting knowledge necessary to identify a belt or chain type and to select a suitable replacement. Reference will be made to manufacturers’ source material for the purposes of correctly identifying, fitting and removing a belt or chain.
The pumps course provides the learner with a practical and theoretical insight into pump maintenance and operation. The course also introduces the learner to a complete pump system to enable understanding of the wider considerations affecting pump operating efficiency – and includes a section on fault finding and rectification.
Slinging & Lifting
The slinging and lifting course is designed to help employers to meet their legal obligations regarding the training and competence of employees working with Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER) 1998.
The Abrasive Wheels course is designed to help employers to meet their legal obligations regarding the training and competence of employees working with Abrasive Wheels under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98).
The hydraulic course focuses on the practical aspects of assembling and testing a range of hydraulic circuits. Candidates will also be required to safely isolate the hydraulic system if a component is to be removed. The function of hydraulic control valves and actuators will be demonstrated and incorporated into a hydraulic circuit for testing. Candidates will then be expected to complete a range of fault-finding tasks.
The pneumatics course focuses on the practical aspects of assembling and testing a range of pneumatic circuits. Trainees will also be required to safely isolate the pneumatic system if a component is to be removed. This course will only consider machine-related pneumatic equipment and systems and will not include compressed air generation.
The MMA, MIG and TIG welding courses focus on developing practical welding capability so that trainees achieve a consistent standard. The courses provide an intense but comprehensive course of welding instruction for those with some or minimal welding experience. We endeavour to bring all our trainees to a proficient welding standard whereby the trainee will meet the testing requirements of BS4872 even though they may not wish or want to complete a welder approval test.