The woodworking industry has one of the highest accident rates in manufacturing. Daltons Wadkin helps companies mitigate risks and meet legal obligations with certificated operator training courses tailored specifically to customers’ individual needs.

It is important for all employers to note the law, as per the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER 98), requires that all workers must receive adequate training, including refresher training. The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states that poor supervision and inadequate training are two of the main causes of accidents in the woodworking industry. 

The Daltons Wadkin Red Team of trainers deliver a range of courses across the UK and Ireland for both novice learners and experienced operators.

“With four full-time trainers we are now one of the largest training organisations in the UK specialising in woodworking machinery,” comments Daltons Wadkin director Alex Dalton. “Each of our trainers is a time-served machinist, with decades of experience in the industry. Coupled with teaching and assessment qualifications, they are able to effectively deliver relevant hands-on training for machine operators”.

The range of courses available from Daltons Wadkin are extensive covering the safe setting and operation of all types and makes of woodworking machinery, portable power tools and abrasive wheels. 

In addition, specific supervisor training and health and safety manager courses cover other organisational responsibilities for the management of employees using machinery in industrial and educational environments. Detailed training material accompanies each course and is provided to each learner for future reference.

Training courses, whether delivered at customers’ own sites or at the Daltons Wadkin training centre in Nottingham, are practical with operators gathered around the machinery for hands-on learning. “Feedback from our courses is always extremely positive,” comments Alex. “We don’t believe in sitting a group of learners around a laptop for a power point presentation or video. Customers appreciate the fact that our courses are delivered by experienced operators with in-depth working knowledge of the industry.”

As a PIABC Quality Assured training provider customers can be confident of receiving the very highest level or service delivered by the longest-established woodworking machinery specialist in the country.

To discuss your individual training requirements in more detail contact Daltons Wadkin.

0115 986 5201