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PMA Structural Inspection

PMA Structural Inspection - 4 Days Each - 2 Courses

Focus: The first 4-day course (listed as Structural Inspection Course Part 1 on the events calendar) covers the techniques and procedures used to inspect Putzmeister America, Inc., (PMA) truck mounted boom pumps, Telebelts®, and stationary placing booms. The course consists of both classroom and hands-on training that provides the information needed to safely perform structural inspections on PMA equipment. The classroom training focuses on the visual inspection procedures used to identify structural issues such as cracks, component deformation, and worn or loose connections. The information presented during the classroom training is supplemented by two to three days of actual hands-on inspection procedure training on boom pumps, Telebelts®, and stationary placing booms. The structural inspection course includes a written and practical evaluation of each student to measure their knowledge on PMA inspection procedures. Following the initial structural training at our factory, each student is required to perform ten additional inspections.

The second 4-day course (listed as Structural Inspection Course Part 2 on the events calendar) is the customer physical inspection option. This course provides time to complete some of the ten additional inspections required, directly at the PMA facility with supervision.

Upon successful completion of the individual’s structural inspection training, each inspector is required to successfully complete an annual refresher course in order to maintain their status as a PMA trained structural inspector.

Subjects Covered:
Safety as it relates to the structural inspection process
Scope of the inspection process and inspector responsibilities
Structural inspection terms and definitions
Structural inspection techniques and procedures
Structural inspection intervals for PMA equipment
Proper inspection documentation using the PMA inspection forms
Equipment construction as it relates to structural inspection
Identifying current structural issues
Non-destructive structural inspection