This course is designed to instruct learners on the safe use of Pillar Drills, Belt Facers, Mortice Machines and Router Tables. The unit also aims to instruct learners on the safe procedures for carrying out associated tasks such as tool or belt changing.

Dates: 

  • 8th and 9th December 2020 (closing Date: 6th November 2020)

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 some training in the use of 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

£200

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 pillar drill, belt facer, mortice machine and router table.
  • Apply safety precautions necessary for the safe operation of the pillar drill, belt facer, mortice machine and router table.
  • Understand the functions of guards and safety devices.
  • Safely set up the tool/belt settings and prepare the pillar drill, belt facer, mortice machine and router table for use.
  • Safely operate the pillar drill, belt facer, mortice machine and router table.

Why Should You Attend?

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

Programme

Day 1

  • Health & Safety Legislation.
  • Practical Demonstration: Pillar Drill.
  • Practical Demonstration: Belt Facer.
  • Practical Demonstration: Mortice Machine.
  • Practical Demonstration:Router Table.
  • Practical Demonstration: Tool changing/setting procedures on above machines.
  • Practical Assessment: Belt/Tool changing/setting procedures on above machines.

Day 2

  • Practical Assessment.
  • Written Assessment.
  • Plenary session and Q&As.

Commitment

Attend on 2 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.