Online training lifts hydraulic safety accessibility

Tuesday, 23 June, 2020 | Supplied by: Enerpac

Online training lifts hydraulic safety accessibility

Global hydraulic equipment supplier Enerpac has launched a series of ‘Goal Zero’ online hydraulic safety training sessions for Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. The training sessions are designed to optimise uptime and safety for industries that use powerful (10,000 psi) hydraulic tools to make lifting, shifting, positioning and other tasks more efficient. Enerpac made the decision to move its training sessions online, to enable companies in construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, mining, oil and gas, power generation and other industries to keep their safety knowledge up to date during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

“Many industrial companies are performing essential tasks and continuing to work, and others are adapting rapidly to a changing environment,” said Andrew Marsh, Enerpac Channel and Product Leader, Australasia. “Whichever the case, we’d like to make our safety training sessions readily available for all. They are typically conducted onsite for the convenience of the customer, but hosting them online makes the most sense right now.” The courses are open to anyone who uses or supervises the use of hydraulic tools, including tool users, supervisors, inspectors, safety managers, project and site engineers, and management staff concerned with risk assessment and management.

“Enerpac has a global ‘Goal Zero’ initiative that aims for zero harm to employees, customers and end users of both Enerpac and other-brand hydraulic machinery,” Marsh said. “These safety training courses are an important way of achieving Goal Zero by training staff on safety best practices with hydraulic tools.” The practical safety training development courses use real-world examples, covering topics such as tool inspections and correct workplace usage guidance, maintenance and storage practices that optimise safety and uptime, and extending tool life and increasing productivity. The training sessions also cover how to identify potentially dangerous practices unique to high-pressure hydraulic tools.

“As a hydraulic technology and safety leader in Australasia for more than 50 years, Enerpac is now taking a further lead in the industry by using online safety courses to deliver immediate benefits by combining local expertise with global knowledge and standards,” Marsh said. “The key outcomes on which they focus are reduced accidents and downtime.” The online training courses are designed to help companies get a head-start on safety initiatives, before a potential post-COVID-19 boom in activity. “Once everything is back up and running, companies are going to be busy, but safety is always a priority onsite,” said Karl Gautam, Enerpac Territory Manager, South Australia and Northern Territory. “Now is the ideal time to refresh and expand hydraulic tool safety knowledge in preparation for busier days ahead.”

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