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Introduction

We offer a number of engineering short courses throughout the year which deliver professional skills and knowledge.

See more information about each course by clicking on the titles below.

IMPORTANT NOTICE:

There are currently no more short courses planned for the rest of this academic year (21/22) all short course dates for academic year 22/23 are yet to be confirmed.

If you are interested in one of our short courses and wish to be added to a wait list, while the final dates are confirmed, please do not hesitate to get in touch with: taylorr@lcwc.ac.uk.

Courses

An introduction to the safe identification, handling and storage of gas cylinders, including up-to-date legislation and standards and how to deal with an emergency.

Duration

This course will take place over the period of half a day.

Who is this course for?

This workshop is designed for anyone who works with gas cylinders, whether that be selling, transporting, using or storing them.

Course content
  • Current legislation and standards
  • Colour and labelling identification
  • Gas characteristics
  • Cylinder handling
  • Cylinder storage
  • Emergency procedures
  • Equipment checks (regulators, flashback arrestors, hose assemblies, welding torch)
  • Assessment

For further information or to book, call 01946 839300 or email shortcourseenquiries@lcwc.ac.uk.

An introduction to the safe and effective use of portable grinders, including identification and storage of discs and potential hazards. Please note: participants must bring their own PPE (safety boots, coveralls, gloves).

Duration

This course will take place over the period of half a day.

Who is this course for?

This workshop is designed for anyone who could work with portable grinders and wants to learn about using them safely and effectively.

Course content
  • Current regulations and standards
  • Disc identification
  • Storage of the discs
  • Hazards associated with the use of abrasive discs
  • Pre-use inspection of the portable grinder and discs
  • Practical in the workshop using portable grinders
  • Assessment

For further information or to book, call 01946 839300 or email shortcourseenquiries@lcwc.ac.uk.

An introduction to the safe and effective use of bench, pedestal or portable grinders, including identification and storage of wheels and discs and potential hazards. Please note: participants must bring their own PPE (safety boots, coveralls, gloves).

Duration

This course will take place over the period of one full day.

Who is this course for?

This workshop is designed for anyone who could work with bench, pedestal or portable grinders and wants to learn about using them safely and effectively.

Course content
  • Current regulations and standards
  • Hazards associated with the use of abrasive wheels and discs
  • Abrasive wheel identification and inspection
  • Storage, handling, pre-use inspection
  • Wheel mounting, dressing and tool rest adjustment
  • Practical in the workshop using portable grinders

For further information or to book, call 01946 839300 or email shortcourseenquiries@lcwc.ac.uk.

A half day introduction to inspecting tools, selecting the right one for the task and using them safely and effectively.

Duration

This course will take place over the period of half a day.

Who is this course for?

This workshop is designed for anyone who could work with hand tools.

Course content
  • Current regulations and standards
  • Pre-use inspection of the tools
  • Selecting the right tool for the task
  • Understand the difference between metric and imperial systems
  • Knowledge to safely use hand tools
  • Assessment

For further information or to book, call 01946 839300 or email shortcourseenquiries@lcwc.ac.uk.

An introduction to the correct preparation, inspection and operation of jib cranes, including information on the current regulations and standards.

Duration

This course will take place over the period of one full day.

Who is this course for?

This workshop is designed for anyone who could use jib cranes in the workplace.

Course content
  • Regulations and standards – LOLER, HASAWA, PUWER
  • Lifting operation preparation and route planning
  • The weight load
  • Slinging methods and equipment
  • Familiarisation of the controls and using the jib crane
  • Practical exercise at customer’s premises
  • Observation and assessment

For further information or to book, call 01946 839300 or email shortcourseenquiries@lcwc.ac.uk.

An introduction to the correct preparation, inspection and operation of telemotive/pendant cranes, including information on the current regulations and standards.

Duration

This course will take place over three/four days for novices, and one day for a refresher.

Who is this course for?

This workshop is designed for anyone who could use telemotive/pendant cranes in the workplace, from complete novices to experienced crane drivers in need of a refresher.

Course content
  • Regulations and standards – LOLER, HASAWA, PUWER
  • Lifting operation preparation and route planning
  • Knowledge of the weight of the load
  • Pre-use inspection of the cranes and lifting equipment
  • Familiarisation of the controls and using the cranes
  • Slinging methods and equipment
  • Crane signals
  • Practical exercise at the customer’s premises
  • Observation and assessment

For further information or to book, call 01946 839300 or email shortcourseenquiries@lcwc.ac.uk.

An introduction to safely controlling a crane for slinging and lifting, inspecting equipment and monitoring load weight.

Duration

This course will take place over the course of one full day.

Who is this course for?

This workshop is designed for anyone who could use cranes in the workplace.

Course content
  • Regulations and standards – LOLER, HASAWA, PUWER
  • Knowledge of the weight of the load (where to find out the weight of the load, this can be calculated)
  • Familiarisation of the controls of the crane (we can use a jib crane for this operation)
  • Pre-use inspection of the lifting accessories and lifting equipment
  • Methods of the different slinging techniques
  • Practical exercises at the customer’s premises
  • Observation and assessment

For further information or to book, call 01946 839300 or email shortcourseenquiries@lcwc.ac.uk.

Providing information and instruction to enable participants to safely use and inspect ladders and associated equipment.

Duration

This course will take place over the course of one full day.

Who is this course for?

This workshop is for anyone that uses and inspects the equipment or manages or supervises people that use them, from apprentices to workers in engineering or manufacturing companies.

Course content
  • Regulations, standards and codes of practice
  • Pre-use inspections
  • Ladder and steps types
  • Materials used in the manufacture of steps and ladders
  • Use of ladders – carry, erect, lower and storage
  • Formal inspections, tagging and keeping records (would be suitable for anyone doing ladder/step inspections

For further information or to book, call 01946 839300 or email shortcourseenquiries@lcwc.ac.uk.

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