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Block Making Machine and Strapper Safety Training

Course Duration

The Block Making Machine Safety Training and Strapper Safety Training course is of half a day duration.

Courses are limited to a maximum of 6 participants per course.

All participants must have steel toe cap boots, hard hat, hi-visibility clothing, safety gloves and hearing protection as a minimum.

This course is applicable for people working in plants where  Block Making and Strapper Machines are used (e.g. Quarry and Precast work environments)

Course Background

The Safety, health and Welfare at Work Act 2005 places a duty on every employer to ensure so far as reasonably practicable the safety, health and welfare at work of all his employees and contractors which includes provision of the appropriate information, instruction, training and supervision. Clive Kelly has attended an intensive training course on these machines as well as having a practical background with these machines. Clive also has many training qualifications to deliver the course. Course is delivered through Powerpoint presentation, and through paperwork in a classroom setting with practical (hands-on) elements covered outside afterwards.

Block making machine inspection as part of the training course  Clive Kelly doing walk around inspection checks on isolator Walk around pre-use check of the strapper machine as part of the training course

Course Objectives

At the end of the training course participants should have the ability to operate safely and know the capability of the block making machine and the strapping machine.

  • Operator and Staff Safety: Prevent harm to the operator or anybody else.
  • Equipment and vehicle damage prevention: Prevent damage to material, structures or vehicles in the area
  • Checks: Be able to conduct a pre-shift check on a block making machine and strapping machine.

Course Content

  • Legislation considerations.
  • Safety responsibilities of an operator.
  • Pre-shift inspection of a block making machine and a strapping machine.
  • Safety features on the machine and why these must not be tampered with or bypassed.
  • Operators manuals and procedures that must be adhered to.
  • Safety DVD on mold change and power-washing of the block making machine.
  • Outside walk-around checks.
  • Discussion how it can go very wrong with these machines.
  • Discussion on captive key systems and A B systems, isolators, interlocks, e-stops and more.
  • Theory and practical assessment.