Basic Hydraulic Training Skills

Hydraulic systems are a vital aspect to an array of industries today, among them, manufacturing, construction, and agriculture. Hydraulic systems are used to conduct power through the use of pressurized fluids. Dealing with hydraulic machinery can be extremely dangerous and the fluids can be incredibly toxic. With the proper hydraulic training employees are less likely to injure themselves and others on the job. ITC offers basic and in depth industrial training courseware that will benefit your business and strengthen the knowledge of your industrial employees.

Proper servicing of hydraulic equipment is crucial to maintain optimal performance. Before examining any hydraulic system, all precautionary measures should be taken. First, the system must be shut off. Next, pressure must be alleviated from all lines. Fluid can remain trapped in hoses even when the system is off and may be pressurized at over 2,000 psi. To relieve pressure effectively, move the hydraulic control lever back and forth multiple times. It is important to always refer to the instructions listed in the operator’s manual to ensure all procedures are properly performed.

When attaching hydraulic hoses, each connection must be as tight as possible before pressure is distributed. Employees must also stay away from areas that may expel fluids under high pressure. Workers handling hydraulic systems should ensure all hoses are connected to the appropriate couplings to avoid injuries. If an industrial worker comes in contact with hydraulic fluids, they must seek medical attention immediately.

Allowing your staff to operate these systems without basic hydraulic training skills can not only be potentially hazardous to your employees but also to your business. ITC can help effectively train or re-train your staff in the comfort of their home or office. With interactive and user-friendly software, ITC is a leader in the industrial skills training industry.