Martin Engineering has expanded its FOUNDATIONS™ training
programme on the design and development of more productive
belt conveyors to offer three customizable seminars. Training is
available to suit individuals with varied levels of experience and
responsibility from new hire to senior engineer. Attendees attain
a better understanding of conveyor safety and performance,
helping to justify upgrade investments and increase profitability.
The FOUNDATIONS™ Workshop series has been teaching
bulk-materials handling personnel how to operate and maintain
clean and safe belt conveyors for nearly 20 years. All
programmes offer the opportunity for customization/localization
to feature specific images, conditions and problems from the
customer’s site.
Programmes are flexible as far as location and length. The
presenters are highly trained and have many years of hands-on
experience around conveyor systems. These industry experts
keep the programmes lively and interesting, while giving
attendees a new outlook on conveyor operations.
Level one is the Basic Training Workshop, which is a
fundamental introduction to belt conveyors, components and
safety considerations. This level is designed for newly-hired
employees or those with little experience around conveyors, and
is conducted in one two-hour session. The illustrated format of
the Basic Training Workshop is also appropriate for non-English
speaking or non-literate audiences.
Level two, Operations & Maintenance Seminar, includes an indepth
look at methods to improve the safety, performance and
payback of belt conveyors by controlling fugitive material and
improving system efficiency. Targeted for personnel concerned
with operating and maintaining belt conveyor systems, this level
consists of a full-day session (six to eight training hours) with a
customized second day available. The Operations & Maintenance
Seminar is also available online.
Level three, the Advanced Seminar, is focused on the
improvement of belt conveyor systems, demonstrating the
justification for investment in solutions to reduce fugitive
material, maximize production and extend component life. This
seminar is developed for engineers and managers responsible for
the design and administration of belt conveyor systems. The
advanced seminar is offered in either half-day or full-day sessions.
The training programmes reinforce messages from Martin
Engineering’s recently published reference book,
FOUNDATIONS™ 4th Edition, The Practical Resource for Cleaner,
Safer, More Productive Dust & Material Control. FOUNDATIONS™
training programmes may qualify for Continuing Education Units
(CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PDHs); they may
also qualify toward the Parts 46/48 Annual Refresher Training.