11 August 2023 News
Last week, our York centre welcomed a group of delegates eager to dive into the world of high-pressure water jetting. Training Terrace served as the ideal setting for this immersive training experience; with a focus on practical learning, the facility provides the perfect environment for delegates to safely familiarise themselves with high-pressure water jetting equipment and techniques.
Under the guidance of our experienced water jetting trainer, Danny Connor, the delegates began their two-day Water Jetting Safety Awareness and Drain & Sewer Cleaning training course by covering the theoretical side of safety awareness. Day 2 is where the fun really began as the group headed outside to conduct a thorough inspection of the high-pressure water jetting equipment. Together, they meticulously examined every component, from nozzles to pumps. This collaborative and methodical exercise helps to instill the importance of attention to detail and the precise approach required in high-pressure water jetting.
Following this, Danny showcased the use of the jetting units controls. He then demonstrated the use of the hose and nozzles in the transparent tube attached to the water jetter trailer, allowing the delegates to visually observe the efficiency and effect of the nozzles in action, whilst instructing them on proper hose manipulation and technique. Delegates then paired up, taking turns to operate the high-pressure water jetting equipment.
Danny’s guidance ensured that each pair showcased their ability to handle the hose and control the jetter accurately. This practical session not only honed technical skills but also emphasised teamwork and effective communication.
Safe working practices in high-pressure water jetting
Armed with newfound knowledge and skills, the delegates left Training Terrace with a heightened awareness of safe working practices in high-pressure water jetting. The comprehensive training experience also prepared them to recognise potential risks, make informed decisions, and handle the equipment responsibly.
As they return to their roles, they carry with them the confidence and competence needed to tackle high-pressure water jetting tasks while prioritising safety. Their employer can also rest assured that their employees have received training that is certificated by the Water Jetting Association (WJA), and run in accordance with their Code of Practice and fully accredited by City & Guilds.
Moreover, Training Terrace provided a risk-free learning space, allowing the group to learn from any mistakes made during training without adverse consequences.
The dangers of high pressure water jetting
High pressure water jetting can be extremely dangerous. It is therefore essential that all those expected to use this type of equipment receive appropriate and adequate training in accordance with the Water Jetting Association’s (WJA) Code of Practice.
The courses offered by Develop Training are Certificated by the WJA, run in accordance with their Code of Practice and fully accredited by City & Guilds.
Some of the risks associated with high pressure water jetting include:
- the high pressure water jet may pierce the skin or cause injury
- loud noise exposure
- slip, trip and fall hazards
- electric shock
- contaminated material may be injected into the body
- flying debris may cause injury
- out of control equipment such as a flailing hose, an out of control nozzle, or a separated hose coupling may cause injury
High pressure water jetting training
High pressure water jetting is increasingly used in construction and maintenance for a range of tasks, including surface cleaning, drain and sewer cleaning, material cutting and hydro-demolition. All councils, insurance companies, water utilities and major contractors demand that staff have the correct training and hold valid certificates. However, more importantly it is essential that staff have a strong awareness and appreciation of safe working practices in order to maintain their own personal health and safety and that of those around them.
Develop Training offer the following water jetting and sewer maintenance training courses:
The courses offered by Develop Training are certificated by the WJA, run in accordance with their Code of Practice and fully accredited by City & Guilds. Many of them can also be run as blended learning programmes, or via Virtual Classroom.
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