The Importance of Being Trained on Bolting Equipment
In any job, no matter what it is, learning is what takes you from being a beginner to being a professional. When you’re trained on your work and use that training to build up experience, you learn things someone else can’t possibly know coming in fresh. This makes you a valuable asset to your company.
We at Aztec know bolting and we’re big proponents of others learning about it, too. This is especially true when learning leads to better work and safer work environments. With that, here’s why you should be completely and totally trained on the bolting equipment you operate and how that training can benefit you and those you work with.
You’ll Get To Know the Tools Inside and Out
Tools are merely instruments used by someone to do a job. In the hands of a person who knows how to use them, tools are magic. In the hands of someone who doesn’t, however, they’re potentially destructive and maybe even dangerous.
In order to be an expert bolter, you need to know your bolting equipment in the most thorough way possible. You need to understand why certain equipment works the way it does, how you can bend its capabilities to your will and, most importantly, how to spot when something isn’t working as intended. Training can help you reach that point.
You’ll Learn Best Practices of the Trade
Like so many fields, bolting has a simple outer layer but grows vastly more complicated when you scratch beneath the surface. Bolting a joint sounds easy enough. However, there’s a lot to learn in the way of terminology and industry best practices.
Ask yourself: do you know the differences between the many types of threads? Are you knowledgable about when should you use single-pass tightening and when should you use double-pass tightening? Or about how often you should get your bolting tools calibrated?
By getting trained properly on the usage of bolting equipment, you can pick up this knowledge, do your job even better and position yourself as an expert in your field.
You’ll Work More Safely
Any situation where you’re using bolting equipment is a potentially hazardous one. Someone who isn’t well-versed in the use of certain tools could improperly tighten or loosen a critical joint and put themselves and others at risk. Misuse of equipment could also injure the individual working on a task.
When you’re fully trained on the bolting equipment you use, you are mitigating risk and lessening the possibility of something going wrong. You know the tool you’re using and aren’t as likely to make a mistake out of ignorance. This keeps you and everyone around you safe.
Aztec Is Proud To Offer Controlled Bolting Training
At Aztec Bolting, we know the importance of training and understanding the equipment you operate. That’s why we specialize in teaching one of the most reliable and well-respected theories: controlled bolting training (CBT).
Aztec is fully accredited by Enerpac as an instructor of CBT and can train you and your crew on everything from bolting theory to joint alignment to bolt tensioning. Once you’re through with our training, you’ll gain a better understanding of your bolting equipment and a better appreciation for best practices and safety.
Contact Aztec Bolting today to schedule your CBT session. Our experts will come to you to ensure everyone in your company can benefit from our in-depth training.