HRETDs air compressor course details
Safetly operate
an air compressor
SAQA unit standard: 119076
Field: Physical Planning and Construction
NQF level:  01 (4 credits)
Maximum learners per group: Five learners
Novice training duration: Two days
Re-certification training duration: One day
HRETDs air compressor course details
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Included in this mutimedia training programme This training course outlines the specific issues relating to the use of air compressors, including air compressor types and selection, installation, safety with air compressors, safe operating procedures, preventative maintenance and power tool attachments. Troubleshooting and risk assessment are also covered.

A learner will be able to demonstrate knowledge of the functions of the air compressor and the start-up, shutdown and operating procedures for the machine.

Entry requirements

Candidates must be 18 years and over, holders of a Grade 10 certificate or equivalent qualification.

For any queries regarding the requirements and conditions of training, contact our skills development advisor for more information.

Introduction to air compressors

Each learner will receive

Air compressor operator training

Construction plant operations training

Course content

Introduction to air compressors

We identify the different types of compressors, the basic components are identified and a mechanical appreciation of the machine is conducted. Basic working principles of the machine are explained. .

Compressor safety precautions

We identify a professional attitude, risk management, the role of the operator, the equipment and the work environment. We identify the necessary personal protective equipment and safety precautions.

Legislation (Extracts from the OHS Act)

Pre-start checks and installation

We discuss pre-start checks, inspection of new equipment, servicing of new equipment and installation.

Safe operating procedures

We discuss operating controls and indicators, preparation for use, connecting and disconnecting hoses, start-up and shutdown procedures and transporting the air compressor.

Air compressor power tool attachments

We discuss types of power tool attachments and precautions and procedures for installing attachments.

Air compressor troubleshooting

Assessment methods

We conduct a formative theoretical assessment at the beginning of the course to gauge the learner’s initial understanding (novices only). At the end of the training, a summative theoretical and practical application assessment is conducted, to find if the learner is competent; if not, additional developmental areas are identified and suggested.

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CETA accreditedTraining programme certification

This training programme is aligned to the Construction Education Training Authority (CETA) in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard 119076: Use and Maintain Small Plant and Equipment on a Construction Site.

HRETD certification policy

Provided that the entry requirements have been met, and the learner found competent to operate an air compressor, the candidate will receive a certificate of competence that is valid life-long, and that does not expire.

HRETD offers training programmes, from short skills courses to train the trainer courses. We specialise in legal compliance training that is accredited with the TETA and CETA when it comes to technical training, operator training, in service training and onsite training. Our assessors and facilitator trainers responsible for assessment, recertification and certification offer effective training that is Cost effective, competitively priced and affordable in the SADC region including Namibia. We also offer course development. We offer air compressor training in cape town, air compressor training in durban, air compressor training questions and answers, air compressor demonstrator training, air compressor checklist, Rolair air compressor, compressor hire port elizabeth.
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