HRETDs jackhammer course details
Safely operating
a jackhammer
SAQA unit standard: 254060
Field: Physical Planning and Construction
NQF level:  02 (4 credits)
Maximum learners per group: Five learners
Novice training duration: Two days
Re-certification training duration: One day
HRETDs jackhammer course details
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Included in this mutimedia training programme This course introduces operators to the functions and mechanical aspects of the jackhammer, and offers practical advice on controlling hazards, including inspections, personal protective equipment (PPE), preventative maintenance requirements and refuelling precautions.

It also covers general planning of operations, operational instrumentation, operating techniques and manoeuvring, and transportation of the machine to site. This training course is practical hands-on training, tailored to your needs and the equipment you use.

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 jackhammer training, contact our skills development advisor for more information.

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Course content

Introduction to jackhammers

We look at the history of design and function of jackhammers, how and why they are used, and the importance of safety.

Legislative and regulative requirements for a jackhammer and its operator

We go through the OHS Act and relevant legislation regarding the operation and safety of a jackhammer, along with maintaining the equipment and keeping co-workers safe. The relevant regulations are explained.

Component familiarisation and basic mechanical appreciation

We take a look at the main components and workings of a jackhammer, how they all fit together and how they co-operate to achieve the right output.

Maintenance and inspection of jackhammers

We look at the checks to be done before startup and after shutdown, as well as preventative maintenance and servicing. We then move on to refueling procedures and then maintaining a logbook.

Operational interface of jackhammers

We examine the gauges, warning devices, switches, controls, pedals and other instruments which the operator will be interacting with.

Protection of the self and others

We look at the general principles of safety, the required precautions and personal protective equipment requirements.

Preparations for use

We look at how to plan the work activity and prepare the work area for use.

Using the jackhammer

We take learners through the operating techniques, manoeuvring and the use of attachments with an emphasis on safety and efficiency.

Transporting a jackhammer to site

We go over the transportation and documentation requirements for supplying the work area with a jackhammer.

Professional operator attitude

We promote an attitude among the learners that stresses the importance taking responsibility for safety, communication requirements, punctuality and timeous action, as well as knowledge of company standard operating requirements.

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 Energy & Water Sector Education Training Authority (EWSETA) in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard 254060: Operate Mechanical, Electrical, Hydraulic and Pneumatic Tools and Equipment.

HRETD certification policy

Provided that the entry requirements have been met, and the learner found competent to operate a jackhammer, the candidate will receive a certificate of competence that is valid life-long, and the certificate 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 specialise in jackhammer training, jackhammer operator training, jackhammer cape town, jackhammer safety checklist, jackhammer safety, jackhammer safety training, jackhammer hazards, jackhammer operator salary, jack hammer training, jack hammer operator training, jack hammer cape town, jack hammer safety checklist, jack hammer safety, jack hammer safety training, jack hammer hazards.
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