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Mechanical maintenance training

This four-day course at our Technology Training Centre in Aston, Birmingham splits between theory lessons and interlinked practical sessions introducing delegates to basic engineering and fitting techniques while at the same time learning the theory behind them.

The course also introduces delegates to basic fault finding techniques, health and safety and control of substances hazardous to health regulations as well and an introduction to how maintenance organisations are organised and operated.

The final day culminates with a practical assessment that brings many of the elements learned throughout the course together allowing both staff and students to see how much progress is made.

  • Course content
    • Working regulations
    • Mechanical maintenance principles
    • Drive systems
    • Keys and keyways
    • Bench work (produce a key)
    • Bearing removal and fitting
    • Dismantling techniques
    • Practical - dismantling pumps and motors
    • Gears and clutches (theory and practical)
    • Couplings (theory and practical)
    • Fixings (theory and practical – split pins / lock wire)
    • Fault location and diagnostics.
  • Pre-requisites
  • There are no pre-requisites for this course.

  • Assessment
  • There is a practical assessment at the end of this course.

  • More details
  • By completing this course delegates will:

    • Learn how to use basic hand tools
    • Learn how to mark out materials to be worked on
    • Learn how to interpret engineering drawings and manuals
    • Learn how to use more advance tools
    • Gain practical fault finding experience
    • Gain hands on experience of different types of machinery
    • Gain a better understanding of health and safety regulations
    • Learn the theory of how various different types of machinery works.