Pressure Washer Training

A pressure washer or power washer is a high-pressure mechanical sprayer used to remove loose paint, mold, grime, dust, mud, and dirt from surfaces and objects such as buildings, vehicles and concrete surfaces. The volume of a pressure washer is expressed in gallons or litres per minute, often designed into the pump and not variable.

The pressure, expressed in pounds per square inch, or bar is designed into the pump but can be varied by adjusting the pressure release valve. Machines can produce pressures from 750 to 30,000 psi or greater.

The basic pressure washer consists of a motor (either electric, internal combustion, pneumatic or hydraulic) that drives a high-pressure water pump, a high-pressure hose and a trigger gun-style switch.

Just as garden hose nozzles are used to increase the velocity of water, a pressure washer creates high pressure and velocity. Pressure washers can be dangerous tools and should only be operated with due regard to safety instructions. The water pressure near the nozzle is powerful enough to strip flesh from the bone.

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Pressure washer training

Pressure washers are potentially dangerous machines which can cause major injuries when not used correctly. It is essential that anyone who is using a pressure washer at work should receive adequate training and be competent in using a pressure washer for the type of work that they are required to undertake.

Pressure washer training course provides candidates with the knowledge and skills to understand their legal requirements and enable them to use a pressure washer safely and follow the procedures when operating the equipment in the workplace.

Qualification:

After successfully completing of a pressure washer training course, candidates can complete an assessment in pressure washer operation. All candidates will be trained and tested by one of ITS fully accredited, expert pressure washer training instructors. Training duration is typically 1-day.

Course Delegates

Pressure washer training courses are designed for operatives and supervisors who are assigned responsibility to operate/supervise pressures washer on site.

Pressure washer training is suitable for candidates of all levels. Novice, semi-experienced and refresher course duration is 1 day. Refreshers are only suitable for previously-certificated candidates.

Course Content

A typical pressure washer training course covers the following:

  • How to promote safety when using a pressure washer
  • How to make operators aware of their responsibilities
  • How to encourage good practice
  • How to raise awareness to hazardous situations
  • How to avoid risk-taking
  • Pressure washer injuries
  • Effects of impact by high-pressure water jet
  • To develop equipment appreciation
  • Legal and company requirements
  • Equipment sympathy and capabilities
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Hose construction and pressure ratings
  • Hose and fittings
  • Pre-use checks
  • Pressure safety release
  • Nozzle selection
  • Pressure washer settings
  • Water supply/delivery
  • Safe use of the equipment
  • Exclusion zones
  • Placing the pressure washer in an out-of-service condition and secure the equipment
  • Winter storage

Our pressure washer training course provides the candidate with the skills and knowledge they require to successfully achieve the standards set in the pressure washer assessment.

Course Outcome

At the end of a pressure washer training course; the candidate should have a good understanding of:

  • How to promote safety when using a pressure washer
  • Their responsibilities
  • Good practices
  • Why we raise awareness to hazardous situations
  • Why we avoid risk-taking
  • Pressure washer injuries
  • Effects of impact by high-pressure water jet
  • Legal and company requirements
  • Equipment sympathy and capabilities
  • Personal protective equipment and why we use it
  • Hose construction and pressure ratings
  • Hose and fittings
  • Why we carry out pre-use checks and the checks we must do
  • Pressure safety release
  • Nozzle selection
  • Pressure washer settings
  • Water supply/delivery
  • Safe use of the equipment
  • Why we need an exclusion zone
  • Placing the pressure washer in an out-of-service condition, and secure the equipment
  • Winter storage

At the end of the pressure washer training course, the candidate should be able to achieve the required standards expected of the theory and practical assessment. If the candidate achieves the required standards he/she will be awarded a certificate of basic training.

Legality

Pressure washer training covers the following legislation:

Health and Safety At Work Act 1974
(PUWER) Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
(PPE) Personal Protective Equipment Regulations

Operators and supervisors will have a good understanding of equipment and apply this to the safe operation and use of a pressure washer. They will also understand accessories used and inspections and the need to keep a record of the checks carried out by the pressure washer operator and how to use the pressure washer to manufacturer instructions/recommendations.

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