Safe Usage of Hand and Power Tools

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Safe Usage of Hand and Power Tools Training Course

Safe Usage of Hand and Power Tools Training Course

Purpose of the course:  

Identify and select, utilize, and maintain hand tools on a construction site.

Course outcomes: Training on safe usage of tools

Participants on completion of this course will know and understand:
Types of hand and power tools
Selecting the right tool for the job
Utilizing power and hand tools
Maintaining hand and power tools

Target group: 

The team who work in the civil construction industry

Benefits of doing the training:

  • Enhanced Safety: Proper training equips individuals with knowledge about safe tool handling, reducing the risk of accidents, injuries, and incidents in the workplace.
  • Improved Efficiency: Understanding how to use tools correctly enhances productivity and ensures tasks are completed efficiently.
  • Long-Term Cost Savings: Well-trained workers prevent tool damage, leading to fewer repairs and replacements, ultimately saving costs.
  • Compliance with Regulations: Training ensures adherence to safety standards and legal requirements.
  • Confidence and Competence: Employees gain confidence in using tools effectively, contributing to overall job satisfaction.

Who should do the training:

Anyone who operates hand power tools, such as grinders and saws, would benefit from the Safe Usage of Hand and Power Tools training course. 

What can happen if you don’t do the training.

  • Unsafe Work Environment: Employers have a legal obligation to provide a healthy and safe working atmosphere
  • Increased Turnover: Insufficient training can lead to dissatisfaction among employees
  • Reduced Productivity: Employees who lack essential skills or knowledge may struggle to perform their tasks efficiently
  • Unhappy Staff: Insufficient training can result in low morale, frustration, and disengagement among employees
  • Untapped Potential and Low Profits: Without proper training, employees may not reach their full potential
  • Loss of Competitive Edge: Organizations that invest in continuous learning and development gain a competitive advantage. 
  • Lack of Future-Proofing: As industries evolve, new skills become essential. 
  • Dissatisfied Clients: Inadequately trained employees may provide subpar service or make mistakes, leading to dissatisfied customers.

Attendance certificates will be issued electronically, in PDF.   

SAQA unit standard aligned :
Unit standard 12877 Use and maintain Hand tools on a Construction Site.
Unit standard 12878 Use and maintain Power hand tools on a construction site.

This is a non-accredited course.