We offer a range of training and assessment programmes tailored specifically for the Woodworking sector.
Operator Woodmachine training is essential. The law requires that all workers must receive adequate training. It also makes good business sense to make sure all employees are working efficiently and safely.
Woodworking machine training courses are available to suit all levels of skill from certified competence through to NVQ and City & Guilds standard. Our team of qualified trainers and assessors can carry out the courses on site, or using one of our dedicated facilities.
Who should be trained?
- Machine operators
- Anyone who sets, cleans and maintains the machines
- People who assist in the machining process (loading, feeding, taking off workpieces)
How long does it take?
The training needs of individuals will need to be assessed individually taking into account their age and experience. Contact us to discuss your needs and we would be happy to make a recommendation.
How often should training be given?
The Health and Safety Executive recommends that trained and experienced Woodmachine Operators receive refresher training at least every five years. New starters and novice users are likely to have the greatest training needs initially.
Who needs refresher training?
All Woodworking machine operators require refresher training. The frequency and depth of the refresher training will vary depending on the operator, what machines they use and how often.
What is covered in the course?
Each machine type is covered by a separate training unit specifically designed to cover the following areas;
- Health and Safety regulations and general requirements
- Correct selection, setting and use of guards
- Correct selection, setting and use of machine
- Correct selection, setting and use of tooling
- Safe use of machines
- Safe working practices
What machine types are covered?
We provide Woodmachine training on all types of machinery, including but not limited to the following;
WOODWISE - City & Guilds
Woodwise is an inexpensive, work-based training and assessment programme to improve the competence of woodworking machinery operators. Whether an experienced operator or new to wood machinery, the Woodwise learning resource is probably the most up to date and comprehensive learning programme available to schools, colleges and industry.
For employees - City & Guilds certified operators automatically become members of a nationwide community of competent woodworking machinery users, who have demonstrated their knowledge of safe working practices in order to avoid serious injury.
For employers - By offering this training to employees, companies will be able to demonstrate to the Health & Safety Executive and insurance companies that their operators have achieved a nationally recognised minimum level of competence in compliance with health and safety guidelines.
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