Fixed Woodworking Machinery, Safe Operator Certificate



Fixed Machine Woodworking Safe Operator Certificate Units covered by this course include: Understanding Risk Assessments, Key components and main features of the woodworking machine and their limitations, Risks associated with the use of woodworking machinery (Dust, vibration, noise, electricity). PUWER Regulations applicable to woodworking machinery. PPE, requirements. Selection and setting of tooling, and guards. Set up and safe operations of woodworking machinery. Machine care and maintenance. Machines that are covered Band-Saw Correct setting up the machine, types of blades Cutting joints including tenons, dovetails Cutting veneers Making jigs for circles, wedges Free hand cutting safely Dimensioning timber components Table-saw with sliding table Cutting timber to dimension using the rip fence Cross cutting and cutting short lengths using the sliding table How remove a waney edge, Cutting angles Changing blades Planer-thicknesser Surface planing techniques, how to create squared edged timber, Using the fence to plane narrow edges and for angled work Stopped chamfers Thicknessing Finishing timber square, planing angles Using jigs, planing wood for lamination Spindle moulder Cutting grooves, rebates and mouldings How to produce curved work Cutting tenons Making jigs Using power feeds Morticer Morticing slots, wedging Radial Arm saw Cutting wood to length Angles and slots Wood lathe Run through the basics of wood turning Written Examination If you want this course during the working week please contact me via Craft Courses

What's included in the price?

Experienced Trainer and Assessor, PPE (You need to bring your own safety shoes) USB Stick with all course theory on it Exam Certificate (If you pass).


2 days

Cancellation policy

Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts



2 Rivers Tool Training

with Craft Courses since 2022

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My background is all things wood! Since I left school, I have been in the timber industry from working in quality Joinery's and on some building sites. I have taught apprentices in the workplace and more recently in colleges (Eastleigh, Oxford and currently in Weymouth). My main job is a freelance teacher and assessor in the timber industry. Covering all high-level woodwork-based courses. I have started this small training company so that you can learn how to correctly and safely use hand tools, portable power tools and fixed woodworking machinery to a high standard. I can teach you all the basic hand skills; cutting joints, sharpening tools, how to get the best out of your power tools, and safe use of wood working machinery. Our short courses lengths vary from 1, 2 and 5 days long and are based on C&G qualifications, except much more fun with no exams! Some of the courses Offered: 1 day: Hand tools and basic joints and small project 1 day: Hand tools, sharpening further joints and small project 1 day: Portable power tools and safe use (I have lots of tools) 2 days: Wood working with portable power tools 1 day: Safe use of fixed machinery 2 weekends making a rocking horse 1 day: Spindle Moulder The tools I use to teach with are from quality brands including Joseph Marples, Spear and Jackson, Narex, Stanley, Makita and Itech.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Intermediate level
  • Parking provided
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Tutor can travel
  • Qualification offered
  • Suitable for beginners
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Unit 5, Moorview Court, Estover Close, PLYMOUTH, Devon, PL6 7PL