Condition monitoring technology is advancing so fast that ongoing training for staff working in the machinery maintenance arena is essential in order for them to stay abreast of current trends.

This is the view of WearCheck Technical Manager, Steven Lumley, who plays an instrumental role in developing the company’s training schedule and ensuring all courses are compliant with lockdown regulations. WearCheck training Jan Backer oil analysis training

WearCheck training consultant Jan Backer (third from left) with delegates from mining customers who attended oil analysis training in Johannesburg.

“We have found that customers who invest in upskilling their staff definitely gain a higher return on investment in their condition monitoring programme. For example, if maintenance staff know how to interpret vibration readings accurately, or take an oil sample correctly, or take proper care of the machinery, the efficacy of the condition monitoring programme is boosted a hundredfold, and training plays a key role here.

“Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation,” says Lumley, “it is important that customers should contact us to confirm whether the courses will be held at a venue or online, as we strive to comply with lockdown regulations and keep course delegates safe and healthy.”

WearCheck’s range of oil analysis and condition monitoring training courses is geared for maintenance practitioners operating at various levels within an organisation. Delegates can earn valuable CPD (continuing professional development) points from many of the courses.

Customer training courses run by WearCheck range across: Precision Shaft Alignment, Precision Balancing, Vibration Analysis, qualifications for Asset Reliability Practitioners, Lean Maintenance Planning, Operator Asset Care, Root Cause Analysis, and Transformer Oil Analysis.

Most are one- or two-day courses and a few run up to five days. They are conducted at WearCheck venues around the country or online. The company also conducts customised training courses on request.

WearCheck has been an accredited training partner for the internationally acclaimed Mobius Institute since 2015 and all the Mobius courses can be attended online or in person.

More details on course content and prices can be obtained from the website.

For more information visit: www.wearcheck.co.za

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