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Course Title:   Safe handling of hand and power tools

Description:   The training will enable participants to identify, use and maintain tools, machines, equipment and materials for building and civil construction activities.

Duration:             1 Day

Audience:           Employees working with hand and power tools, SHE Representatives, Store Staff, Appointed Hand Tools Inspectors.

  • Identification, use and maintenance of a range of hand and power tools, machines and equipment. 

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    • Identification and correct use of tools, machines and equipment.
    • Storage and maintenance of tools and equipment.
    • Checking for wear and tear (cables and switches) in accordance with the safe handling procedures.
    • Compliance with manufacturer specifications on tools and equipment
  • Levelling devices to determine and transfer horizontal and vertical levels - spirit level, water level and dumpy level.  

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    • Utilizing existing benchmarks to determine datum levels.
    • Using levelling devices correctly to transfer levels.
    • Construction specification with regards to determining and transferring levels.
    • Calibrating of levelling instruments in accordance of maintenance procedures.
  • Selecting materials and using appropriate application methods.  

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    • Minimising material wastage.
    • Housekeeping and safety standards.
    • Reviewing application methods to determine impact on environment.
  • Course Notes 

    Learner will be capable to understand and explain relevant aspects of the following:

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    • Identifying, use and maintenance of a range of hand and power tools, machines and equipment.
    • Use of range of levelling devices to determine and transfer horizontal and vertical levels.
    • Selecting materials and using appropriate application methods.