Hydraulics-focused training academy boosts distributor safety
A nationally recognised training program run by the Hydraulink Academy is bolstering the safety qualifications of two Queensland distributors, Hose Corp and Nebo Motors. The distributors attended the training sessions because many of their customers requested this level of nationally recognised safety and environmental training. The Hydraulink Academy offers a range of hydraulics-focused training programs, including a number of nationally recognised units. The programs — which can be tailored to suit particular requirements — are run by qualified trainers either onsite at a customer facility or at a dedicated Hydraulink venue in Australia or New Zealand. The Queensland training session was conducted by qualified Hydraulink trainer Gary Howes, who has decades of experience working with hydraulics.
Howes travelled to two sites convenient to both distributors, and found COVIDSafe venues with adequate space to perform the theory and practical elements of the course. “Safety is front of mind for the customers of these distributors,” Howes said. “In the areas they serve, there are some major coal companies that wouldn’t even consider a supplier’s business without the assurance of nationally recognised training, such as the type provided by the Hydraulink Academy.” The course focused on areas such as hose assemblies, isolation, manual tools, silver soldering, work health and safety, customer service and communications. The programs aim to provide a well-rounded course that prepares participants for real-world situations and equips participants with the safety, environmental and quality experience to deliver superior results for their customers.
The training sessions apply to customers and staff of Hydraulink’s 400 service points across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands, as well as customers, distributors, original equipment manufacturers and end users. Hose Corp and Nebo Motors serve a range of industries in Central Queensland, with Hose Corp focusing on general industry, sugar cane and coalmining while Nebo Motors focuses on transport, heavy vehicle and diesel mechanic works, with some overlap into mining. “Hydraulink’s dedication to quality, safety and service extends not just throughout the entire organisation, but into its distributors too, where a safety-first culture is instilled throughout the partnership with these valued members of our national network,” Howes said.
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