Cartridge Tool Operative Training

Course overview

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), requires that any employee who uses work equipment must be adequately trained for the purposes of health and safety.

The aim of this course is to train people in the skills and knowledge needed to achieve the standards of competency required to carry out the pre-use inspection and safe and correct use of powder actuated cartridge tools in the workplace.

Course Objectives

On completion of this course the trainee will be able to identify defects (which is the purpose of the inspection) to discover and to have a basic understanding of the safe and correct use of cartridge tools.

This course will also cover the basic requirements of the: The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, Personal Protective Equipment Regulations (PPE Regulations), The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH Regulations), The Control of Noise at Work Regulations and the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999.

Training Method

This is a classroom based course, with assessments. Delegates will be required to, strip the cartridge tools for service. This course is suitable for users of Hilti, Spit and similar powder actuated low velocity cartridge tools.

The practical element of the training will be conducted using the customer’s equipment and it is the customer’s responsibility to ensure the equipment is suitable for its intended use and is properly maintained and that all trainees are in possession of the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for the type of tools they will be using.

Location
Classroom based at client or trainer premises with adequate room for all candidates. 240v power required for projector allowing power point presentations and training DVD’s. Large screen TV’s with HTMI connections are also acceptable.

Duration
3 hours

Clients Receive
Individual Certificates of Competency

Complies with
The Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002, The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations (COSHH), Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999

Delivery
Nationwide and Overseas. Maximum 10 candidates per course

Course content

  • Design and safety features of cartridge tools
  • Low velocity systems
  • Base materials
  • Penetration distances
  • Misfire procedure
  • Strengths of cartridges
  • Types of fasteners
  • Basic servicing requirements

Assessment

Throughout the training course practical assessments will be made followed by the multiple choice assessment paper.

A multiple choice assessment paper will be given at the end of the session.  Successful candidates gaining 80 percent or over will be awarded a Cartridge Tool Certificate valid for 36 months.

The assessment can take place orally for those who have difficulties with reading or writing.

Prices

Price on application. All our prices are extremely competitive.

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