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Hydraulic Safety Courses

On-Line Fluid Power Safety Training Courses Overview

The AFPS in conjunction with the International Hydraulic Safety Authority are promoting occupational health and safety courses specifically design for people engaged in the fluid power industry and or companies that uses fluid power in their manufacturing or industrial processes.

Fluid power and electricity are both forms of transmitting energy and most often hydraulics are described as being comparable to electricity. Hydraulics, much like electricity, should be respected; however the safety standards greatly differ. People are exposed to both hydraulic and electrical conduits, however in comparison, electricity is less likely to burst out of an electrical conduit and potentially cause injuries such as burns, fluid injections, physical impact, loss of supporting loads, potential fatalities and environmental damage.

Hydraulic operated equipment is used in all industry sectors and most personnel are unaware of the associated hazards. Related injuries include soft tissue injury or crushing, fractures, dislocations, lacerations or skin punctures, amputation, burns and fluid injection. Not only has injury and death occurred, hydraulics have caused environmental damage and property/equipment loss.

Universally Compatible Courses

All these courses are created using standards that will allow playback on most internet capable devices with standard web browsing capabilities including Apple’s iTouch, iPad, and iPhone, as well as most other smart phones and tablets including those with Android and Windows operating systems.

Course Information: For more information and costs associated with each course contact the AFPS Executive Officer: exo@fluidpowersociety.com.au

Investment In Safety

Investing time in safety training is a vital part in capturing long-term success. Knowledge not only supports safe practices but increase worker productivity and reduces the likelihood that you’ll have to pay work accident claims including hefty fines. Personnel recognize they are valued when they’re safety is part of the investment taken to grow successfully. The ripple effect caused by an incident slows down and in many cases halts production and lowers confidence of the entire organization. Less output reduces a business’s potential to bring in revenue. Investing financially in safety training saves money.


Courses

1) Hydraulic Safety Exposure Level Online Course Overview

Workers are exposed to hydraulic systems on many different levels. Many hydraulic incidents and fatalities are a result of people working around hydraulic systems without understanding the related hazards.

This online Hydraulic Safety: Exposure Level course provides an awareness of hydraulic hazards in the workplace. Special attention is given to the most common misconceptions, including environmental health.

Hydraulic Safety Exposure Level Online Course Topics

In this online Hydraulic Safety: Exposure Level course, the following topics are covered:

  • Hydraulic fluids

  • Exposure to hydraulic fluids
  • Potential hazards
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Safety standards and qualifications
  • Your role in your facility
  • Types of hydraulic hoses and construction
  • Hydraulic hose applications
  • Hydraulic hose assembly fabrications
  • Specifications and standards
  • Life cycle
  • How accumulators work and their applications
  • Forms of hazardous energy
  • Commonly used thread connections in hydraulic systems
  • Pressure ratings
  • Types of seals and applications
  • Maintenance and planning
  • Importance of seals guarding
  • System considerations
  • Devices
  • Pressurized grease
  • Gravity
  • Overhanging and runaway hazards
  • Effects of modifications to hydraulic components
  • Hazards of welding hydraulic components
  • Purpose of hazard assessment
  • General responsibilities
  • Before work begins
  • Inspections
  • Lockout
  • Zero energy state
  • Hydraulic fluids and the environment
  • Spill preparedness
  • Acceptable disposal practices

Hydraulic Safety Exposure Level Online Course Duration

Approximately 4.5 hours

Hydraulic Safety Exposure Level Online Test

Testing conducted throughout this online Hydraulic Safety course is designed to reinforce the information presented. Supplemental materials necessary to complete this course can be accessed online.

Hydraulic Safety Exposure Level Certificate Of Completion

Users will receive their certificate of completion, hard hat sticker, and wallet cards by mail within 21 business days of course completion. Certificates and wallet cards are valid for 3 years and are indicated on each.

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2) Hydraulic Safety High Risk Maintenance Level Online Course Overview

Maintenance and repair of equipment that utilizes hydraulics systems is extremely hazardous. Maintenance personnel are engaged in procedures that expose them to a high level of risk of injury or death from hydraulic system hazards. Many incidents are a result of people working with hydraulic systems without understanding the related hazards. This online Hydraulic Safety: High Risk Maintenance Level course takes a comprehensive look at the recognition and management of hydraulic hazards with an emphasis placed on the implementation of structured procedures and energy mitigation.

Hydraulic Safety High Risk Maintenance Online Course Topics

In this online Hydraulic Safety High Risk Maintenance Level course, the following topics are covered:

  • What are hydraulic fluids?
  • Exposure to hydraulic fluids
  • Potential hydraulic hazards
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Safety standards and qualifications
  • Recognized standards
  • Your role
  • Types of hydraulic hoses and hydraulic hose construction
  • Hydraulic hose applications
  • Hydraulic hose assembly fabrications
  • Specifications and standards
  • Life cycle
  • How accumulators work and their application in hydraulic systems
  • Procedures for testing and discharge of accumulators
  • Forms of hazardous energy and the cause of unexpected movement
  • Guarding
  • Safety valves
  • System considerations
  • Safety devices
  • Safety through engineered controls
  • Pressurized grease
  • Effects of air in hydraulic systems
  • Zero energy state
  • Purpose of hazard assessment
  • General responsibilities
  • Before work begins
  • Inspections
  • What is lockout?
  • Lockable devices and the importance of sequence
  • Hydraulic fluids and the environment
  • Spill preparedness
  • Acceptable disposal practices
  • Biodegradable hydraulic fluids
  • Absorbents
  • Ethical choices
  • Hydraulic incidents and fatalities
  • Effects of modifications to hydraulic components
  • Hazards of welding hydraulic components and interconnections
  • Fluid power calculations
  • Gravity
  • Overhanging and runaway hazards
  • Types of seals and applications
  • Importance of mechanical seals
  • Understanding maintenance and planning
  • Commonly used threads and porting in hydraulics
  • Pressure rating
Procedures for testing and discharge of accumulators

Hydraulic Safety High Risk Maintenance Level Online Course Duration

Approximately 10 hours

Hydraulic Safety High Risk Maintenance Online Test

Testing conducted throughout this online Hydraulic Safety: High Risk Maintenance Level course is designed to reinforce the information presented. Supplemental materials necessary to complete this course can be accessed online.

Hydraulic Safety High Risk Maintenance Certificate Of Completion

Users will receive their certificate of completion, hard hat sticker, and wallet cards by mail within 21 business days of course completion. Certificates and wallet cards are valid for 3 years.

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3) Fluid Injection Awareness Online Course Overview

Pressurized fluids are common in all industry sectors including the home and must be considered extremely hazardous. This e-learning awareness course identifies these hazards and provides the learner with knowledge on mitigating this hazard. Injection injuries have led to loss of limbs and long term paralyses including death. The incident reports contained throughout this comprehensive course are graphic and depict how extreme injection injuries can be. This course also provides methods of first aid. Understanding and identifying where these hazards exist in the workplace will greatly reduce the learners’ risk.

Fluid Injection Awareness Online Course Topics

In this online Fluid Injection awareness course, the following topics are covered:

  • Describing Fluids

  • Commonly Injected Fluids
  • Fluid Pressure & Velocity
  • First Aid for Fluid Injection
  • Effects of Injected Fluid
  • PPE Personal Protective Equipment
  • Guarding
  • Avoidance
  • Pressure from Thermal Expansion
  • Energy Hazards Identify and Control
  • Pressurized Vessels

Fluid Injection Awareness Online Course Duration

Approximately 45 minutes

Fluid Injection Awareness Online Course Online Course

Testing is conducted throughout this online Fluid Injection Awareness course and is designed to reinforce the information presented. Supplemental materials necessary to complete this course is prompted at the beginning and is accessible in the print document tab.

Fluid Injection Awareness Certificate Of Compilation

Certificate of completion will be available to download and print upon successful completion of the course.

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4) Hydraulic Safety In Construction Online Course Overview

Though hydraulic-operated equipment is used in all areas of construction, many workers are unaware of the associated hazards. Hydraulic related injuries include crushing, fractures, dislocations, lacerations, skin punctures, amputations, burns, and fluid injection. Not only has injury and death occurred, but hydraulic failures have also caused environmental damage through spills, as well as property and equipment loss from fire and mechanical failure.

This online Hydraulic Safety in Construction course contains over 800 visual learning aids including numerous videos, animations, procedures, and reference documents. The goal of this course is to provide important knowledge that will assist in reducing risk and eliminating hazards for workers, equipment, companies, and the environment. This course in combination with a full hydraulic safety program will greatly reduce risk.

This course complements the online Hydraulic Safety: Exposure Level and Hydraulic Safety: High Risk Maintenance Level courses.

Hydraulic Safety In Construction Online Course Online Course Topics

  • Health and exposure

  • Ethics and standards
  • Hoses
  • Stored energy
  • Threads and porting
  • Seals
  • Safety devices
  • Bleed down
  • Mechanics and geometry
  • Welding
  • Hazard assessment
  • Beyond lockout
  • Environment
  • Ethical choices

Hydraulic Safety In Construction Online Course Duration

Approximately 5 hours

Hydraulic Safety In Construction Test

Testing conducted throughout this online Hydraulic Safety in Construction course is designed to reinforce the information presented. A mark of 80% must be achieved in order to receive a certificate of completion. Participants are able to repeat the course twice if the pass mark is not achieved. Supplemental materials necessary to complete this course can be accessed online.

Hydraulic Safety In Construction Online Certificate Of Completion

Upon successful completion of this online course, a certificate of completion will be available to download and print. The certificate is valid for three years.

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