HRETDs hand tools safety training course details
Maintain and safely use
hand tools in a workshop
SAQA unit standard: 12877
Field: Physical Planning and Construction
NQF level:  01 (4 credits)
Maximum learners per group: Ten learners
Novice training duration: One day
Re-certification training duration: One day
HRETDs hand tools safety training course details
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Included in this mutimedia training programme Seemingly humble hand tools have their place of importance in any workshop. While they may seem simple to use, they still pose a safety risk and can prove ineffective in untrained hands.

Our safety with hand tools course will imbue the learner with the necessary technique and safety precautions to use hand tools efficiently and safely.

Entry requirements

Grade 7 certificate or equivalent qualification.

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

Workshop & power tools safety

Each learner will receive

Hand tools maintenance and safety in a workshop training

Hand tools safety training

Course content

Techniques for using and maintaining hand tools

The techniques of using shovels, crowbars, hammers, saws, braces, steel cutters, planers and spanners are explained, and the economic and ergonomic benefits of using hand tools versus power tools / equipment are explained.

Identification and selection of hand tools

Hand tools are identified in terms of their required function and selected according to site conditions and the task to be performed. Additional implements that could be used to perform the same task are identified in terms of workplace safety requirements.

Utilising hand tools

Personal protective equipment is selected according to the work functions to be performed and worn in accordance with manufacturer's recommendations. Consequences of not correctly wearing personal protective equipment are explained in terms of potential injury to self and others. Techniques for using the hand tools are demonstrated in terms of industry accepted productivity. Awareness of other workers in the vicinity is demonstrated in terms of statutory requirements. Consequences of unsafe working practice are explained in terms of potential harm to self and others.

Maintaining hand tools

Hand tools are cleaned in accordance with manufacturer's specifications and stored in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. Cutting edges and points are maintained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. Damaged or broken parts are repaired, replaced or reported in accordance with company procedures.

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 accreditation

This training programme is aligned to the Construction Education Training Authority (CETA) in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard 12877: Use and Maintain Hand tools on a Construction Site.

HRETD certification policy

Provided that the entry requirements have been met, and the learner found competent to use and maintain hand tools on a construction site or in a workshop, 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 also offer workshop hand tools training, workshop hand tools safety training, workshop hand tools mistakes, workshop hand tools code of practice, youtube workshop hand tools, what are the uses of hand tools, hand tools dangers, workshop hand tools dangers, hand tools dangers, are workshop hand tools dangerous, Hand power tool safety courses, Fitting and Safe Use of Hand Tools, Basic Hand and Tool Skills, Hand Tools - General Hand Tool Operation, Hand and Power Tools - Safety Training, Safe Hand Tools and Workshop requirements - Equipment & tools.
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