Portable Tools
Portable Tools

Portable Tools

Areas of Study: Maintenance

This course covers how to choose portable tools and use them safely, how to maintain portable tools in good repair, how to sharpen a drill bit, and the uses of the various types of drill bits. Edumine and HumEng International are collaborating on the delivery of online courses for mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance, and conditional monitoring for mining applications.

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This course includes online delivery for one person and a HumEng Certificate of Completion after requirements are met. It is viewable for up to 90 days.

  • Audience Level:
  • Technical
  • Enrollment:
  • Not Applicable
  • Course Fee:
  • Not Available
  • Duration:
  • 2 hours

Course Summary

Introduction

Portable tools are used to cut, drill, and finish parts. Using portable tools entails risks that must not be underestimated. Thus, these tools can seriously injure those who use them or are close by. Since these tools are powered by electricity or compressed air, their operators can be placed at risk if they do not pay attention to the task at hand, or are not sufficiently knowledgeable.

This course covers how to choose portable tools and use them safely, how to maintain portable tools in good repair, how to sharpen a drill bit, and the uses of the various types of drill bits.

Topics covered in this course include:

  • how to use electric tools,
  • how to use pneumatic tools,
  • drill bits,
  • taps and dies,
  • causes of drill bit failure,
  • preventive maintenance, and
  • suggestions for practical exercises.

Learning Outcomes

  • Choose/use portable tools safely.
  • Maintain the various portable tools in good repair.
  • Sharpen a drill bit.
  • Identify and describe the uses of the various types of drill bits.

Recommended Background

  • This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance, or conditional monitoring for mining applications.

HumEng International

HumEng provides online courses and assessments for mechanical maintenance, electrical maintenance, and condition monitoring for applications in mining.

The HumEng mission is to design, develop and implement training solutions that increase operational efficiency and productivity, and to sustain these improvements through training best practices.

The HumEng approach to training is based on skills management. Experience has proven that the acquisition of key skills, and the transfer of these skills to the shop floor, increases a company's competitiveness. This is even truer today, when operations must often rely on fewer employees, due to rationalization or to recruiting challenges.

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