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"The Future of Industrial Training: the New Digital Classroom"

About the Webinar:
At TPC Training Systems, we’ve been on the hunt for ways that our industrial skills training solutions can evolve to meet the needs of all of our customers, and we’ve learned some things in the process. In this webinar, we’ll share what we’ve learned and give you a preview of the future of industrial training.

You’ll learn about:
  • The best uses of webcast and simulcast training formats
  • The advantages of blended online and live training
  • Virtual reality (VR) training environments, including an exclusive sneak peek inside a VR simulation

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    Floors and Floor Care Equipment

    Floors and Floor Care Equipment

    Covers many different kinds of floors and flooring materials in use in many locations. This course goes on to cover a variety of powered floor care equipment, explaining how to operate each device safely and efficiently. Explains how and why to use floor machines and vacuum cleaners and their various attachments. Also covers the use and maintenance of autoscrubbers, powered sweepers, pressure washers, and sanders. Floors and Floor Care Equipment is available in course manual format.

    TPC Training Systems is authorized by IACET to offer 0.5 CEUs for this program.

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    Lesson 1 - Kinds of Flooring


    Resilient, natural hard, synthetic hard, and wood flooring; Special floorings

    Learning Objectives:
    – Tell how to identify the common resilient floorings, and explain the characteristics of each.
    – Name the common natural hard floorings, and explain the characteristics of each.
    – Explain how synthetic hard flooring is formed and installed.
    – Explain why wood floors must be cleaned with care.
    – List the main features of cork flooring.
    – Explain where and why iron and steel, conductive, and pedestal floors are used.

    Lesson 2 - Floor Machines


    Machine size and speed; Distribution of machine weight; Machine parts and attachments; Operation and care

    Learning Objectives:
    – Identify which size floor machine to use for various floor areas.
    – Tell which speed range is best for scrubbing, stripping, buffing, and shampooing.
    – Explain the relationship between electric motor horsepower ratings and machine size.
    – Describe the function and operation of the transmission in a floor machine.
    – Explain how to install pads, pad holders, and brushes on a floor machine.
    – List the step-by-step operation and maintenance procedures for floor machines.

    Lesson 3 - Vacuum Cleaners


    Dry-tank, wet/dry, upright, and backpack vacuum cleaners; Vacuum cleaner operation and care

    Learning Objectives:
    – Explain the basic operating principle of a vacuum cleaner.
    – Describe the four most widely used types of vacuum cleaners and their main parts.
    – Identify which machine to use for a particular vacuuming task on a particular surface.
    – List common vacuum attachments, and tell when each is used.
    – Explain the step-by-step operation and maintenance procedures for the four types of vacuum cleaners.

    Lesson 4 - Automatic Scrubbers


    Autoscrubber types, drives, power sources, and controls; Preparing for use; Operating, cleaning, and maintaining autoscrubbers

    Learning Objectives:
    – Name the three pieces of equipment contained in a single autoscrubber unit.
    – Name the different types of drives, power sources, and controls that a typical autoscrubber has, and explain how each functions.
    – Explain when and where not to use an autoscrubber.
    – List the step-by-step procedures for preparing an autoscrubber to dry vacuum, dry buff, dry buff and dry vacuum, wet vacuum, wet scrub, wet scrub
       and wet vacuum, and strip.
    – Tell how to clean and maintain an autoscrubber.

    Lesson 5 - Other Powered Equipment


    Powered sweepers; Vacuum sweepers; Pressure washers; Floor sanders

    Learning Objectives:
    – Describe the three different types of powered sweepers and tell where to use each one.
    – Name the three sources of power for powered sweepers, and describe the advantages and disadvantages of each.
    – Identify which powered sweeper is best to use in a particular size area, surface, and type of soil.
    – Explain the uses and advantages of pressure washers, and explain how they work.
    – Describe the different kinds of floor sanders, and explain how to operate a floor sander.
    – Why you need an edger when sanding wood floors.

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