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.
This course forms part of a suite of competency based CLPL for support staff.
By the end of this course you should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding related to the safe use of the bandsaws, pillar drills, band facers and mortice machines.
Knowledge and/or Skills
Safety precautions necessary for the safe operation of bandsaws, pillar drills, band facers and mortice machines.
Functions of guards and safety devices.
Tool setting and preparation of bandsaws, pillar drills, band facers and mortice machines for safe use.
Operation of bandsaws, pillar drills, band facers and mortice machines and carrying out their functions in a safe manner
- Health & Safety Legislation
- Practical Demonstration: Bandsaw
- Practical Demonstration: Pillar Drill
- Practical Demonstration: Belt Facer
- Practical Demonstration: Mortice machine
- Practical Demonstration: Blade/Belt/Bit/Tool changing procedures on above machines
- Practical Assessment: Blade/Belt/Bit/Tool changing procedures on above machines
- Practical Assessment
- Written Assessment
- Plenary session and Q&As
Attend on 2 days and undergo both written and practical assessment. It is recommended by BS4163:2022 that a refresher course be undertaken within 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.