Certificated Training Course Delivered For Two New Recruits at Howarth Timber

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Daltons Wadkin ‘red team’ of trainers have been delivering certificated operator training to Howarth Timber & Building Supplies for decades, most recently at the Bury St Edmunds branch for two new starters who needed training on the Elcon vertical panel saw, and Salvador semi-automatic upcut.

machinery trainingHTBS have a long-standing relationship with Daltons Wadkin for machinery, servicing, and certificated operator training since the early 1990’s. Both family-run businesses with well over 100 years’ experience, their core values and ethics coincide.

“Over the last three years we have completed three major workshop installations located at Bury St Edmunds, Cheadle and Northwich. Continuing our long relationship with equipment supply and ongoing support for Howarth Timber” – Andy Walsh, Sales Director at Daltons Wadkin.

The Bury St Edmunds branch received both serviced and new machinery to adhere to budgetary requirements. This resulted in an impressive mixture of classical and new high-quality machines from reputable manufacturers such as Stenner, Sedgwick, Elcon and Salvador.

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The introduction of two new machine operators resulted in Daltons Wadkin trainer, Warren, once again visiting the branch in January 2021 to deliver bespoke practical training modules on the Elcon vertical panel saw and Salvador upcut saw. As with all training courses it was a hands-on and engaging couple of days for the new recruits, who had no prior experience on these machines. We spoke to Adam and Steve halfway through their first day on the Elcon vertical panel saw.

Adam, Howarth Timber. “Training has been great so far, we’ve been shown how to cut horizontally and vertically, and how to change the blade, it’s been good. I’d had no experience before, this is the first time I’ve seen it in operation. I feel more confident without a doubt”.

Steve, Howarth Timber. “I’d never used a vertical panel saw before. The training so far has been really good, I feel able to operate the machine safely”.

machinery trainingNew starters and novice users most commonly have the greatest training needs, but experienced operators will also require refresher training. All delegates are individually assessed, taking into consideration their age and experience. Our qualified trainers adapt the courses accordingly to suit both the operators and the type of work being carried out.

To find out more about the range of courses available, including wood machining, abrasive wheel, portable power tools and supervisor training, contact Daltons Wadkin on 0115 697 1112, email info@daltonswadkin.com



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