Rey Bautista, who has been Project Manager with Hyspec for eleven years, was appointed Technical Training Manager in August 2012. His role is to develop Hyspec’s existing technical training program, to harmonize it across the group, and to ensure that everyone, from apprentice hose technician to Operations Manager, receives a high quality technical training on Hyspec products and services, in relation with their skills, expertise, and with the demands of their position.
The first phase of this technical training (I), is to provide all participants with knowledge about the history of Hyspec, the nature of Hyspec’s business, its clients and the hydraulic hose industry. It also aims at providing the program trainees with tools to understand Hyspec clients’ hydraulic hose related issues, such as: the effect of hose failure on their operations (production downtime, spillage, health and safety issues, environmental impact); and to help them understand how Hyspec can provide a solution to these problems by reducing downtime and helping customers avoid unnecessary costs. This part of the training also ensures everyone in the group is provided with a basic knowledge and understanding of key topics such as measurement, units and tools, thread identification, hydraulics and pneumatics, the dangers of hydraulics and safety rules when dealing with hydraulic hoses and systems.
The second phase of the training consists in providing participants with detailed knowledge of Hyspec products and services: hose assemblies, adaptors, valves, hose protection, refrigeration hoses and fittings, introduction to MSE products (Graco Hydraulic and Banlaw Fast Fueling solutions, filtration systems)
Phase three of the training, mainly for hose technicians, supervisors, and project managers, focusses on the operation and maintenance of Hose Assembly equipment.
Phase four is about hose assembly procedures, hose inspections, hose installation and routing techniques, failure recognition and prevention.
This training has already been rolled out in Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Zambia and Mali, and will be provided in Guinea, Ghana and Burkina Faso in the coming weeks.
A more advanced training will be implemented in the course of 2013, for Hyspec employees who have successfully completed Technical Training I. This training will include subjects such as Compliance to MDG41, Advance Routing Techniques (re-engineering of hose installations), Database and Traceability, detailed MSE training such as installation and maintenance of auto-lube systems.
Technical trainers have also been identified in each country, and will follow a “Train the Trainer Course”, to ensure that continuous training is provided to all Hyspec employees in each country.
‘The objective of these trainings is to ensure that all Hyspec staff and managers on the operational side understand and have an excellent command of the technical aspects of our business’ explains Rey Bautista, Hyspec Mining Services Technical Training Manager. ‘These trainings also provide everyone, from hose technician apprentice to Operations Manager, with the opportunity to share their ideas with the rest of the group on how we can improve our services to our customers and enhance the training further.’
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