HRETDs boiler making techniques training course details
SAQA unit standard: Not unit standard aligned
Field: Not unit standard aligned
NQF level:  Not unit standard aligned
Maximum learners per group: Ten learners
Novice training duration: Three to six days
Re-certification training duration: One day
HRETDs boiler making techniques training course details
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Quality in-service training solutions for mining and industry in the SACD region
HRETD offers training in the SADC regions and beyond
PO Box 4252, The Reeds, Centurion 0158
Tel: +27(0)12 661 6721 Cell: +27(0)78 389 5248
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Training requirments
Advanced driving
Crane operations
Lift trucks
Lifting operations
Earthmoving plant
Construction plant
Construction site safety
Health and safety
ISO standards
Dangerous goods
Tools & powertools
Angle grinders
Boilermaking techniques
Cut-off saws
Electric tools
Hand tools
Portable power tools
Workshop safety
Landscaping tools

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HRETD's welding and cutting operations inspection checklist
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Included in this mutimedia training programme This training course outlines the specific issues relating to the boiler making and welding disciplines, including how to use welding equipment correctly, the correct methods of welding joints, the basic principles and practice of welding and knowledge of how to use welding safely.

Also outlined are workplace safety; the use of measuring equipment; hand, machine and power tools; gas cutting practices; the interpretation of engineering drawings and the design and manufacturing of basic steel objects.

Entry requirements

Grade 7 certificate (basic Maths and English literacy) or equivalent qualification.

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

Workshop & power tools safety

Each learner will receive

Boiler making and welding operator safety training

Power tools safety training

Course content

Workplace safety

We explain to learners the hazards and risks, housekeeping, stacking, colour coding, hand and portable tools, symbolic safety signs, lifting equipment, ladders, scaffolds, machine guarding, Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), types of PPE, confined space, hot work, lockout systems and conveyors.

Hand tools

We take learners through the tools and equipment needed: hammers, chisels, hacksaws, spanners, wrenches, pliers, clamps, punches, letter stamps, files, scribers, steel squares, straightedges and wire brushes.

Power and machine tools

We outline the use of drills, drill presses, grinders and angle grinders.

Measuring equipment

We outline the use of tape measures, rulers, protractors, bevel protractors, combination squares, callipers and micrometres.


We explain the common features, line styles and types, multiple views and projections including orthographic, auxiliary, isometric, oblique projections and perspective, section views, scale, showing dimensions, technical lettering and examples of engineering drawings, abbreviations and symbols.

Plasma / oxy-fuel cutting

We discuss oxy-fuel cutting, apparatus, regulators, gas hoses, non-return valves, check valves, torches (welding, cutting and heating torches), fuels (acetylene, hydrogen, MPS and MAPP gas), the role of oxygen, types of flame, cutting, safety, eye protection, fuel leakage, cylinders and flashback.

Basic principles and practice of welding and knowledge on how to use welding safely

We talk about the processes including arc welding and power supplies, as well as gas metal arc welding (GMAW), gas tungsten arc welding (GTAW)/tungsten inert gas (TIG), gas welding, resistance (spot) welding, geometry of a weld, quality of a weld, heat-affected zones and safety issues.

How to use welding equipment correctly and the correct method of welding joints

We explain welding procedure specifications, welding symbols, the fillet weld, groove welding, stick welding, better restarts and SMAW troubleshooting.


We discuss properties of metals, marking out (typical marking out tools), welding, sheet metal and special tools.

Designing and manufacturing basic steel objects and measuring, cutting and working with steel

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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Training programme accreditation

This training course is not unit standard aligned and is presented in the interest of promoting the basic principles of boilermaking and welding in a workshop.

HRETD certification policy

Provided that the entry requirements have been met, and the learner found competent on boilermaking and welding disciplines, the candidate will receive a certificate of competence that is valid life-long, and 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. For the transport and logistics industry we offer driver training, advanced driver training and Dangerous goods by road training, as well as diesel locomotive shunting and Fuel bowser training. Rigid heavy vehicle, tip truck, vehicle combination and Water cart training are also offered. When it comes to crane operations training, the lifting machines we specialise in are Heavy cranes and Mobile cranes, as well as Mobilifts, Cabin Overhead cranes, Pendant Overhead cranes and Single girder hoists. We also do Telescopic materials handler, sometimes called Telehandlers and Truck mounted cranes, sometimes called HIAB and Tower cranes. We train on a variety of lift trucks and forklift including counterbalanced lift truck, Advanced defined purpose lift trucks, defined purpose lift trucks and Side loader lift trucks. We also do rough terrain lift trucks, Reach trucks and Pedestrian stackers. Besides these, we also train on order pickers, Side loaders, Very narrow aisle lift trucks and Rail mounted stackers. We give a variety of lifting equipment and lifting operations training including Basic rigging, Banksman and Lifting equipment inspection. We also offer Safe lifting practise training. When it comes to earthmoving plant, we do articulated dump trucks, Concrete dumpers, Excavators and Face shovels. Also offered is Front end loaders, Graders and Rigid dump trucks. We specialise in training for Scrapers, Skid steer loaders and TLBs. Other earthmoving training includes Track type dozers, Tractors and Wheeled dozers (bulldozers). Tractor loader backhoe and dumpers are also offered. Our construction plant training courses includes Asphalt pavers, MEWP (also called cherry picker or mobile elevating works platform), rock breaker and jackhammer, rollers (road rollers) and Tyre handler attachments. When it comes to scaffolding training, we give scaffolding erecting and scaffold inspection – basically scaffolding safety which complies with SANS 10085 – 2004. Our health and safety training includes Construction Regulations 2014 overview or in depth, Construction site flagman and Excavation safety inspection. We also do Ladder inspection, Site safety awareness and Working at heights (also referred to as heights safety or fall arrest as well as Accident/incident investigation and Confined space entry. We offer accredited Fire fighting level 1 and Fire fighting level 2, as well as accredited First aid level 1 and First aid level 2 training. Other safety training we offer is General housekeeping, Handling HAZMAT and Health and safety rep (also called SHE rep and SHEQ), permissions training such as Hot work permissions, Lockout and isolation (also called Lockout Tagout training) We cover the OHS in depth and we have an overview course. We provide Stacking and storing and Stacking and storing HAZMAT (Hazardous materials) training. We train in powertools safety (correctly written power tools) such as Angle grinders, Boilermaking techniques (and welding and arc cutting), Cut-off saws and general Workshop safety including hand tools. When it comes to landscaping (both horticulture and agricultural), we offer Brush cutters, Chainsaws and Lawnmower training.
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