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Mentor Training introduce two new courses for the Quarrying and Waste Industry

Oct, 31 2011


(UK) -- Mentor Training, leading UK provider of training and associated services for all types of materials handling equipment and workplace transport has introduced two new courses for the Quarrying and Waste Industry

Mobile Crushing & Screening

With quarry and waste processing operations involving more mobile equipment, crushing and screening machines are now becoming more commonplace as part of the aggregate and waste processing plant. Mentor has launched a new course for Crushers and Screens that fully covers the safe operation and daily maintenance of these machines.

Mentor tutors possess excellent industrial experience which enables them to put their instruction in context and cover this working environment. As a foundation for the course the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulation 1998, Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, and the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 are fully discussed and the course will cover accidents and associated risks with crushing and screening equipment.

There will an introduction into Jaw, Cone, Gyratory and Impactor Crushers, including the use of the manufacturer's manual and will cover pre-use checks, start-up, manoeuvring and safety hazards, including machine blockages. Machine shutdown and transportation and environmental issues will also be included within the course.

Light Vehicle Training

Quarries and landfills are dangerous places for untrained operatives, but it is not only those operating heavy machinery that require guidance in order to maintain a safe working environment. Light vehicles such as Land Rovers working on site are also potentially dangerous if not operated correctly.

Mentor has therefore introduced a new light vehicle course which offers a comprehensive look at this type of vehicle and the hazards involved with its operation. The course incorporates health and safety legislation, pre-use inspection and provides a detailed look at the machine's control and their use in a working environment.

General and quarry specific driving hazards, such as stability and negotiating slopes are covered to ensure operatives can safely deal with the off road terrain. Trailer towing can also be included, if required.

These courses are carried out by qualified industry tutors who have undergone accredited training in instructional techniques and skills assessment; all courses are held at the customer's site to allow for site specific/operational training.

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