The purpose of this unit is to refresh learners on the safe use of bandsaws, circular saws and planer thicknessers.

The course is suitable for learners who have completed Safe Use of Fixed Workshop Machinery within the last 5 years, and are regular users of the equipment.

In order to be certified in this refresher course, you have to have attended the full Two Day SSERC Safe Use of Fixed Workshop Machinery course.

By the end of this unit the learner will be able to:

  • Demonstrate refreshed knowledge and understanding related to the safe use of the bandsaw, circular saw and planer thicknesser.

Dates:

1st October 2021 (closing date: 3 September 2021)

26 November 2021 (closing date: 22 October 2021)

Audience

School Technical Support Staff. Access to this unit will be at the discretion of the centre but there must be evidence that learners have undergone training in the Safe Use of Fixed Workshop Machinery. This training has to have been the SSERC Safe use of Fixed Workshop machinery Course.

Rationale

This course is a one day refresher for Safe Use of Fixed Workshop Machinery

Course Leader

Alan Purves
01383 626070
alan.purves@sserc.scot

Cost

£100

Funding

None available

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Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding related to the safe use of the bandsaw, circular saw and planer thicknesser.
  • Apply safety precautions necessary for the safe operation of the bandsaw, circular saw and planer thicknesser.
  • Understand the functions of guards and safety devices.
  • Safely set up the tool settings and prepare the bandsaw, circular saw and planer thicknesser for use.
  • Safely operate the bandsaw, circular saw and planer thicknesser

Why Should You Attend?

Further your knowledge on safety procedures and good working practices for fixed workshop machinery.

Programme

Registration

Health and Safety update

Practical Demonstrations

Practical Assessments

Revision and Q&A

Exam

Plenary/Feedback/Evaluation

Commitment

Attend on 1 day and undergo both written and practical assessment. It is recommended that a refresher course be undertaken every 5 years.

The course will be held at SSERC in Dunfermline. Our SSERC buildings are at 2 Pitreavie Court, Dunfermline, KY11 8UU. SSERC is a short (5-10 minutes) walk from Rosyth railway station and close to the end of the A823(M) spur off Junction 2 of the M90 motorway. Car journey times (approximately): Edinburgh – 30 min; Glasgow – 60 min; Aberdeen – 2.5 hours; Inverness – 3 hours.