The course is part of a training program for concrete transporters, conveyor and pump operators under the competence requirements specified in NS-EN 206 and NS-EN 13670 (formerly EN 3465).

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The course is especially designed for foreign language graduates who have inadequate knowledge of Norwegian. Tuition and everything of the course material is in English.

Purpose:
Upgrade education and skills of foreign language concrete conveyor band and pump operator in concrete production to meet corporate needs and requirements of the standard of competence.

Course Description:
The course provides an introduction to basic concrete technology, transportation, pumping and delivery / receipt of concrete by current practices and current standards. The course will give you knowledge about rules for additives at delivery, inspection and testing, registration of non-compliance / deviation, dissemination of content and receipt of delivery note.

Course participants will gain an understanding of the importance of quality for fresh and hardened concrete, the factors that affect concrete quality, and the importance of concepts like mass ratio, strict strength classes and durability classes. Course participants will also be made familiar with the company general sales and Terms for factory-mixed concrete, manufacturing - Control System (PKS) environmental regulations, HSE and their understanding of the service concept and the importance of good communication both ways.

Examination
Please note that there are only granted access to the examination after completing the course. It requires 100% attendance to take the exam.

Note! The course can be cancelled to un-sufficient number of participants. Cancellation will occur before the deadline. We take no responsibility for already purchased flight tickets and more.

Hotel
Each participant must book their own hotel room. Room/breakfast price is NOK 1.290,- pr. day. Please pay directly to the hotel with departure

Phone: +47-56 10 00 00 Clarion Hotel Bergen Airport - Use ref.code: 4791 Tekna course.

For practical information about the course, a certificate of competence, accommodation and miscellaneous, see: Practical info.

15:00 - 22:00

Program part 1

. OPENIG

  1. CONCRETE USAGE History Applications Standards and norms for concrete production

  2. BASIC CONCRETE TECHNOLOGY Concrete ingredients and concrete mixes Hydration of cement Water to cement ratio, concrete strength and concrete durability Properties of fresh concrete Cementations materials Mixing water Aggregates for concrete Admixtures for concrete Additional concrete Consistence and workability Separation Shrinkage Revision exercises Chapter 3

  3. CONTROL AND TESTING Visual control and assessment of the concrete Control of concrete consistence and workability Testing of air pore volume Testing of concrete strength Revision exercises Chapter 4

  4. EQUIPMENT FOR TRANSPORT OF CONCRETE Concrete transport equipment Delivery equipment for ready mixed concrete Concrete pumps Transportation equipment in general Revision exercises Chapter 5

08:30 - 16:00

Program part 2

  1. TRANSPORT OF READY-MIXED CONCRETE Speed of concrete drum Time of transport Temperature Cleaning Water in drum Mixer blades Procedures and job descriptions Revision exercises Chapter 6

  2. DELIVERY OF CONCRETE ON SITE Find the right place Delivery with conveyors Delivery to a pump Delivery to buckets Special aspects when delivering self-compacting concrete (SCC) Delivery ticket Customer’s signature General terms of delivery The role and responsibility of the driver Casting on site Revision exercises Chapter 7

  3. ADDITIONS ON JOB SITE Regulations for additions Adjustment of consistence on site Guidelines and procedures for additions on site Admixtures to be added on site Technical data and safety data sheets for admixtures Revision exercises Chapter 8

  4. PUMPING OF CONCRETE Types of pumps Pumping equipment – steel pipes or rubber hoses Principles for pumping Concrete pump ability Conditions on site, rigging and execution Special concretes Cleaning Procedures Revision exercises Chapter 9

  5. REGISTRATION OF DISCREPANCIES What is deviation/discrepancy/non-conformity Corrective measures - better procedures Revision exercises Chapter 10

  6. OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY Duties and responsibilities of employers and employees Extract from” Regulations on the use of work equipment” Checkpoints before start Driving and rest regulations Special dangers Revision exercises Chapter 11

  7. INNER AND OUTER ENVIRONMENT Revision exercises Chapter 12

Exam and end of course

  • Dag E Vollset