The benefits of high pressure water jetting are many. From concrete removal to the cold cutting of steel, this versatile skill is used in a wide variety of industries across the globe.
However, in untrained hands, a high pressure water jet poses multiple dangers to the operator, those in the vicinity and even structural elements. That’s why it’s imperative for high-quality training to ensure operatives not only get optimal results but that it’s carried out in a safe and controlled manner.
Mitigating Risk Through Training
The very reasons that water jetting is so effective are why it’s necessary to learn and follow safe use practices. Industrial equipment is designed to provide a powerful water stream that can blast away debris and cut concrete. There’s little to no vibration of the water jet, meaning pinpoint accuracy.
However, this incredible force means that, in unqualified hands, the risk of damage to people and property is high. These include:
- Accidental targeting
- No or poorly carried out risk assessments
- Equipment misuse
- Failure to check for damage or wear and tear to equipment before use
Professional, high-quality training is key to minimising these risk factors as well as providing operatives with the know-how to gain the ultimate results.
Key Components of an Accredited High-Pressure Water Jetting Course
The best courses provide training in every aspect of water jetting use. This not only covers equipment use, but also pre-use checks, risk assessment, PPE and more.
Examples of quality water jetting course components include:
- The concept behind water jetting, the forces involved and the risks these present
- Understanding the individual elements of industrial water jetting equipment
- The responsibilities of the operative
- Effective risk assessment
- The importance of PPE and PPE compliance
- The limitations of high pressure water jetting
- Water jetting safety awareness training
- Injury prevention
- Health and safety
- Common equipment faults, how to spot them and appropriate action
The importance of undertaking an accredited, comprehensive course that’s relevant for the user’s level can’t be overstated. Only through training can individuals become adept in the skill.
At All-Ways Training Services, our industry-recognised courses are designed to equip students with the ultimate skills they need for effective and safe high pressure water jetting use. With safety always at the highest priority, our extensive range of courses last from 1-2 days, providing students with safe, productive and relevant practices in the field.
At the forefront of the industry and in conjunction with WOMA (Australia) Pty Ltd, companies and their employees/students can be confident that our courses offer the ultimate education for safe, effective use.
Discover more about the All-Ways Training range of courses and student information. You can also see prices and dates of upcoming courses at our custom-designed training centre or get in contact to discuss bespoke group and/or on-site training needs