Basic Mechanical Skills

Course Syllabus

The delivery will be a combination of classroom work for underpinning knowledge and hands on practical exercises in line with the requirements.

  • Health and Safety relating to the use of hand tools in maintenance
  • Understanding of how to use basic mechanical tools. i.e. open ended and ring spanners, sockets, screwdrivers, Allen keys etc
  • Use and care of micrometers and verniers, reading micrometer and vernier scales
  • Reading and understanding basic mechanical engineering drawings
  • The importance of lubrication and the different types of lubricant including oils and greases
  • The setting up of a basic lubricant schedule
  • The completion of shut down procedures as above
  • Basic mechanical maintenance skills including methodology and basic fault finding
  • Introduction to basic pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Practical training in the stripping down and rebuilding of basic pneumatic and hydraulics equipment
  • The basic machine principles
  • Course audit and review

Dates available on request.

Course Content

To give delegates basic knowledge and skills to carry out basic Mechanical tasks in the workplace.

There are no pre-requisites.

The course is of 5 days duration.

Optimum Numbers:
The optimum number for this course is 4.

Training Aids:
TV, Video, Practical Assignments, OHP, Flip Chart and Course Handouts.


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