12/05/2020 - 13:08 pm

Onsite to online

A croc’s jaws slam shut with 3700 psi. Hydraulic tools can provide much needed safety, efficiency and precision, but their power (10,000 psi) must be treated with respect and knowledge, says global hydraulics and safety leader Enerpac

Enerpac is introducing to Australia, New Zealand and PNG a new series of ‘Goal Zero’ online hydraulic safety training sessions, designed to optimise uptime and safety for industries that use powerful (10,000 psi) hydraulic tools to make lifting, shifting, positioning and other tasks easier and more efficient.

Enerpac has moved its training sessions online so that responsible companies in construction, infrastructure, manufacturing, materials handling, mining, oil and gas, power generation, water, wastewater and other industries can still keep their safety knowledge up to date during COVID-19.

Enerpac’s channel and product leader, Australasia, Andrew Marsh, says, “Many industrial companies are performing essential tasks and continuing to work, and others are adapting rapidly to a changing environment. 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.

“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. These safety training courses are an important way of achieving Goal Zero by training staff on safety best-practices with hydraulic tools,” says Marsh.

The practical, down-to-earth safety training development courses will use real-world examples and cover topics such as:

  • Tool inspections and correct workplace usage guidance
  • Maintenance and storage practices that optimise safety and uptime
  • Spotlighting potentially dangerous practices unique to high pressure hydraulic tools
  • Extending tool life and increasing productivity

Marsh continues, “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. The key outcomes on which they focus are reduced accidents and downtime.”

Enerpac territory manager for South Australia and Northern Territory, Karl Gautam, says the online courses are a great way for companies to 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. Now is the ideal time to refresh and expand hydraulic tool safety knowledge in preparation for busier days ahead,” said Gautam, who joins fellow territory managers that cover all states and territories of Australia, plus New Zealand and Papua New Guinea, to provide comprehensive levels of service and support.

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; maintenance shutdown engineers; administration and management staff concerned with risk assessment and management; training and development managers.




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