This course is primarily intended to provide learners with the knowledge and skills for the safe use and maintenance of fixed workshop machinery and tools. The unit also aims to instruct learners on the safe procedures for carrying out associated tasks such as blade changing and the inspection and cleaning of dust extraction systems. The essential underpinning knowledge and skills gained here will be invaluable during employment or further study.

Dates:

9th -11th November 2021 (Closing Date: 24th September 2021)

Booking for this course is no longer possible as the closing date has passed.

Please email us at enquiries@sserc.scot if you would still like to register your interest.

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 use of fixed workshop machinery. This training can either be college, school based or through a craft apprenticeship.

Rationale

This course forms part of a suite of competency based CLPL for support staff.

Course Leader

Duncan Lamb
01383 626070
duncan.lamb@sserc.scot

Cost

£300

Funding

None available

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Outcomes

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

  1. Understand the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) as they relate to both safe use and maintenance of work equipment
  2. Demonstrate understanding in the Written Scheme of Examination (WSE) in maintenance of equipment and fixed machines.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of safe lock off procedures and safe procedures when lock off is not possible
  4. Identify and use the correct personal protective equipment needed for individual machine maintenance.

Why Should You Attend?

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

Programme

Day 1

Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations

Close examination of the individual regulations and how they apply to machines in use within an education environment.

Application of the regulations as they apply specifically to maintenance

Written Schemes of Examination (WSE)

Examination and discussion of the Written Schemes of Examination (WSE)

Examining generic and specific machine tool maintenance

Maintenance procedures – Safe system of Work

Examination of the Maintenance Procedure

Lock – Off procedure and paddlocks

Completing Record Cards

Emergency Stop System Maintenance

Regime and records for regular checks of emergency stop systems (Room / Machine)

Day 2

Machine Tool Maintenance

Practical Work – candidates carry out machine maintenance, using corrct procedures, completing record cards in work book.

Practical Assessment: Maintenance

Circular Saw

Planer Thicknesser

Bandsaw

Bandfacer

Hobby Dust Extraction

Hand Tools

Power Tools

Day 3

Machine Tool Maintenance

Practical Work – candidates carry out machine maintenance, using correct procedures, completing record cards in work book.

Practical Assessment: Maintenance

Circular Saw

Planer Thicknesser

Bandsaw

Bandfacer

Hobby Dust Extraction

Hand Tools

Power Tools

Revision Session

Questions and answer – overview of main points

Answers and discussion – hand tools and power tools maintenance

Written Assessment

45 minute question paper

Plenary & Evaluation

Question and answer / feedback / contact details

Commitment

Attend on 3 days 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.