The maintenance and repair of equipment fitted with hydraulic systems is extremely hazardous to the personnel involved in the work and to everyone in the vicinity of the equipment. Maintenance and repair personnel are required to carry out procedures that expose them to high levels of risk of injury or death due to inherent hydraulic system safety hazards. Many incidents of injury to people are a result of them working on hydraulic systems and not understanding the safety hazards associated with the work. The course provides participants with comprehensive information on how to recognise and manage the relevant hydraulic safety hazards and a strong emphasis is placed on information on the implementation of structured procedures to overcome the hazards as is information on energy mitigation.
✓ What are hydraulic fluids and what are the effects of human exposure to the fluids?
✓ Potential hydraulic system safety hazards
✓ Personal protection equipment (PPE)
✓ Safety standards and qualifications
✓ Recognised Standards and your role in the implementation of Standards
Approximately 10 hours. Click on course video to view course details. Click on safety course to register for this hydraulic safety course.
Tests are conducted during the presentation of the course to reinforce the information provided in the online Hydraulic Safety Courses. A test result mark of 80% must be achieved to receive a Certificate of Completion. Participants can repeat the course two more times if the pass mark is not achieved at the first attempt. Supplementary materials necessary to complete the course are accessible online.
Certificate of completion
Participants will receive a certificate of completion on a successful course completion. Certificates are valid for 3 years from the awarding of the certificate.