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Upskill your workforce with WearCheck training

Condition monitoring technology is advancing so fast that ongoing training for staff working in the machinery maintenance arena is essential in order to stay abreast of current trends.

So says WearCheck’s technical manager, Steven Lumley, who plays an instrumental role in developing the company’s training schedule as well as ensuring that all courses are compliant with lockdown regulations.

‘We have found that customers who invest in upskilling their staff definitely gain a higher return on investment in their condition monitoring programme. For example, if maintenance staff know how to accurately interpret vibration readings or take an oil sample correctly or take proper care of the machinery, the efficacy of the condition monitoring programme is boosted hundredfold, and training plays a key role here.’

‘Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation,’ says Lumley, ‘Please contact us to confirm whether the courses will be held at a venue or online, as we strive to comply with lockdown regulations and keep our course delegates safe and healthy.’

WearCheck’s range of oil analysis and condition monitoring training courses is geared for maintenance practitioners operating at various levels within an organisation.  Many of these courses earn valuable CPD (continuing professional development) points for delegates.

Customer training courses run by WearCheck, and the duration:

Course Days
·         Precision Shaft Alignment 2, incl. practical
·         Precision Balancing 2
·         Vibration Analysis ISO CAT I 4, incl. exam
·         Vibration Analysis ISO CAT II 5, incl.  exam
·         Vibration Analysis ISO CAT III 5, incl. exam
·         Asset Reliability Practitioner – advocate (ARP-A) 3, incl. exam
·         Asset Reliability Practitioner – engineer (ARP-E) 5, incl. exam
·         Asset Reliability Practitioner – leader (ARP-L) 5, incl. exam
·         Lean Maintenance Planning 1
·         Operator Asset Care 1
·         Transformer Oil Analysis 1
·         Oil Analysis 1 2
·         Oil Analysis 2 1
·         WearCheck Practical (English / Zulu) ½
·         WearCheck Customised 2


2021 WearCheck training course dates:

  Oil Analysis 1: Understanding oil and its analysis


Oil Analysis 2: Report interpretation
Course length: Two day workshop One day workshop
Johannesburg Feb 16, 17 Feb 18
Middelburg March 16, 17 March 18
Rustenburg May 11, 12 May 13
Northern Cape June 8,9 June 10
Bloemfontein July 20, 21 July 22
Durban August 17, 18 August 19
Johannesburg Sep 8,9 Sep 10
Namibia Oct 13, 14 Oct 15
Cape Town Nov 9,10 Nov 11


Course Operator Asset Care ( 3 day workshop):

3 CPD points

Johannesburg March 23 – 25
Middelburg June 23 – 25
Bloemfontein Aug 24 – 26
Rustenburg Oct 20 – 22


Course Root Cause Failure  (1 day workshop):

1 CPD point

Johannesburg Feb 19
Middelburg March 19
Rustenburg May 14
Durban Aug 20
Johannesburg Sep 10


Course Lean Maintenance Planning ( 3 day workshop):

3 CPD points

Johannesburg Feb 24 – 26
Middelburg May 18 – 20
Bloemfontein July 27 – 29
Rustenburg Nov 16 – 18


For more details on course content and prices, please view Training at

To book one of the above courses, please contact Michelle van Dyk on or call (021) 001-2100 or 082 381-3321


WearCheck has been an accredited training partner for the internationally-acclaimed Mobius Institute since 2015, and all the Mobius courses can be attended online or in person.

2021 WearCheck Mobius courses (public / online):

Course CPD points Feb Mar May Jun Aug Sep Nov
Vibration Analysis – CAT 1 3 1 – 4     7 – 10      
Vibration Analysis – CAT 2 4 22 -26       16 – 20    
Vibration Analysis – CAT 3 4     10 – 14       8 – 12
Precision Maintenance – Balancing 2              
Asset Reliability Practitioner – ARP  A (advocate) 2   29 – 31   21 – 23      
Asset Reliability Practitioner – ARP  E (engineer)             13 – 17  
Asset Reliability Practitioner – ARP  L (leader)                


All Mobius courses are presented at various venues throughout Africa, and many of them have an online option. When booking, please confirm date and venue, as some of these details may change due to Covid-19 restrictions.

To book a Mobius training course, please contact Christene on or call WearCheck Johannesburg on (011) 392-6322.


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WearCheck training consultant Jan Backer (third from left) recently conducted oil analysis training courses in Johannesburg for delegates from Glencore-Rhovan Vanadium Mine, NEA Mining and SPH Kundalila (pictured).


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