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British Fluid Power Association Level 1 Pneumatics Vocational Course

Many industrial assembly and production lines use pneumatics as their main source of power to operate a wide variety of doors, lifts and grippers and selectors. It is essential that those employees who work in and around these sorts of systems have some basic underpinning knowledge of the principles of pneumatic powered systems so that they can operate safely around the associated production line as well as carry out some initial fault diagnosis to aid with the maintenance and rectification of the system. This three-day BFPA Foundation Level Pneumatics technical skills course is designed to give delegates instruction and practice of identifying pneumatic components, circuit construction, basic fault-finding techniques and how to operate safely around pneumatics systems

This 3 day BFPA Foundation Level Pneumatics course is aimed at maintenance personnel, as well as individuals required to work with pneumatics, particularly those who have little experience of working with or maintaining pneumatic systems. The course will cover some basic theory and principles but will also focus on the practical application using pneumatic equipment to build and test simple circuits. Delegates will develop a practical knowledge of component identification, circuit design, function and systematic pneumatic fault-finding techniques.

Course dates

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Course objectives

During the course the delegates will broadly cover the following subject areas depth:

  • Basic Principles
  • Health and Safety
  • Pneumatic Symbols
  • Compressors and Receivers
  • Air Preparation
  • Control Valves
  • Pneumatic Actuators
  • Tube and Pipe Work
  • Electrical Control
  • Vacuum Technology
  • Maintenance of Pneumatic Systems
  • Test and Measurement

Course outcomes

By the end of this course the delegates will have developed a practical knowledge of component identification, circuit design and function, together with systematic fault-finding techniques of a typical industrial pneumatic systems application.

Course pre-requisites

There are no pre-requisites for this course. Some experience of working in or around fluid power systems would be of benefit but is not essential.

Course assessment

Whilst there is no formal assessment on this course, delegates will need to demonstrate that they can operate effectively and safely with live pneumatic equipment and systems. On successful completion of the course, delegates will receive a Make UK certificate of attendance as well as a BFPA Foundation Level Certificate. Attendees will also receive a BFPA Pneumatics Training Pack containing comprehensive training notes and additional information that supports the training.


Why Choose Make UK to Study?

Make UK Environmental, Health & Safety team are dedicated to improving EHS knowledge and performance in individuals and companies across the UK. Our trainers are professional consultants with industry recognized qualifications and practical experience.

For your convenience, costs quoted are inclusive of tuition, course materials, assessment, and certificate, which is awarded for successful completion of the qualification.


Member pricing breakdown

*Member price = £625 + VAT - Member discount applies to Make UK Members, and subscribers to our EHS or HR & Legal support packages (discount applied upon booking)