Testing and Inspection of Plant Machinery

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Organisation profile

Located in Naas Co Kildare, Shorcontrol Safety ltd was established in 1998 and is a Safety company specialising in Safety Training and Occupational Hygiene Consultancy. Shorcontrol Safety operates a training quality system approved by City & Guilds, QQI and IOA & P.H.E.C.C. Training takes place both at the centre in Naas and at the client sites.

Training aim

This course trains delegates to inspect plant machinery. Delegates learn about legislation, responsibilities, inspection procedures and reporting methods.

Learning objectives

This course is intended for those from a relevant engineering background with several years’ experience in plant maintenance, to be nominated as a competent person to inspect plant machinery. The overall aim of the course is that the delegate will be able to refer to relevant legislation, areas of responsibility, inspection procedures, methods, recording inspections, certification and defect reports.

Course outline

At the end of this course, delegates will have an understanding of:

  • Outline of PUWER

  • Outline of LOLER

  • Areas of Responsibility

  • Inspection of mechanical equipment

  • Inspection of hydraulic equipment

  • Inspection of Lifting equipment

  • Practical inspection exercises

  • Recording inspections

  • Certification

  • Reporting defects

This course will add to competency and will facilitate completion of GA1 form.

Trainer's profile

Brian Touchin is a Contract instructor to one of the UK's leading suppliers of training to the construction industry. He also carries out Thorough Examinations, servicing and repairs on the various items of plant and machinery on sites throughout the UK.

Shorcontrol Safety previously contracted CITB in the UK to deliver this course in Ireland but due to the closure of the international offices of CITB it is no longer legally allowed to offer CITB accreditation if the course is done outside the UK.

Course duration

3 days.

Assessment & certification

Delegates will receive a Shorcontrol Safety certificate upon successful completion of the course and CPD points are awarded from Engineers Ireland.

Who should attend

This course is for those from a relevant engineering background with experience of plant machinery, intending to be nominated as a "competent " person to inspect plant machinery.