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close this book Wind systems for pumping water: A training manual
View the document Acknowledgments
View the document Introduction to training
View the document Training guidelines
View the document Objectives for wind system construction training
View the document Session 1 Introduction and objectives
View the document Session 2 History of wind systems
View the document Session 3 Large projects and community analysis
View the document Session 4 Shop safety and tool care
View the document Session 5 Representative drawings for construction
View the document Session 6 Shafts and bearings
View the document Session 7 Strengths and testing
View the document Session 8 Joinery
View the document Session 9 Pumps and pump design
View the document Session 10 Siting considerations
View the document Session 11 Sizing wind water pumping systems
View the document Session 12 Design considerations for pumps and windmills
View the document Session 13 How to design
View the document Session 14 Presentation of designs
View the document Session 15 Construction of wind measuring poles
View the document Session 16 Exportation for wind sites
View the document Session 17 Tower raising
View the document Session 18 Plumbing the wind system
View the document Session 19 Testing installed wind system
View the document Session 20 Presentation of projects
View the document Session 21 Maintenance - preventive and routine
View the document Bibliography
View the document Construction materials list
View the document Tool list for 24 participants
View the document Technical vocabulary
View the document Report on the wind-powered in-service training
View the document Recommendations

Session 4 Shop safety and tool care

TOTAL TIME: 2 Hours

OBJECTIVES: To establish and demonstrate tool safety use and maintain practices for the training program.

To identify and establish spotting and other team construction safety practices to be used during training.

MATERIALS: Shop, tools and demonstration materials or projects

PROCEDURES:

Step 1: 15 minutes

This will probably be the participants' first time in the training shop. Draw their attention to the general layout of the shop, location of materials and tools, exits, fire-fighting equipment, etc.

Step 2: 15 minutes

Personal safety is the first and most important topic to discuss. Point out the most common dangers in the shop (fire, tools with cutting edges, heavy things, tripping and falling, and, of course, each other). Stress awareness of the others.

Step 3: 90 minutes

Tool care and maintenance is the second aspect. Go around the shop together and discuss individual tools. Discuss the tools as related groups, mentioning care of sharpening edges, protection from rust, etc. Include any special safety precautions to be taken with that particular tool. Demonstrate proper use of each tool or tool type.

Trainer Note

It may be necessary to expand this session into a detailed basic tool use session, depending on the skill level of the group. In some cases, extra evening sessions may be necessary to insure that all the participants have the necessary basic skills.