Sep 27, 2022

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:

·         Precision Shaft Alignment2, incl. practical
·         Precision Balancing2
·         Vibration Analysis ISO CAT I4, incl. exam
·         Vibration Analysis ISO CAT II5, incl.  exam
·         Vibration Analysis ISO CAT III5, 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 Planning1
·         Operator Asset Care1
·         Transformer Oil Analysis1
·         Oil Analysis 12
·         Oil Analysis 21
·         WearCheck Practical (English / Zulu)½
·         WearCheck Customised2


2021 WearCheck training course dates:

Oil Analysis 1: Understanding oil and its analysisOil Analysis 2: Report interpretation
Course length:Two day workshopOne day workshop
JohannesburgFeb 16, 17Feb 18
MiddelburgMarch 16, 17March 18
RustenburgMay 11, 12May 13
Northern CapeJune 8,9June 10
BloemfonteinJuly 20, 21July 22
DurbanAugust 17, 18August 19
JohannesburgSep 8,9Sep 10
NamibiaOct 13, 14Oct 15
Cape TownNov 9,10Nov 11


CourseOperator Asset Care ( 3 day workshop):

3 CPD points

JohannesburgMarch 23 – 25
MiddelburgJune 23 – 25
BloemfonteinAug 24 – 26
RustenburgOct 20 – 22


CourseRoot Cause Failure  (1 day workshop):

1 CPD point

JohannesburgFeb 19
MiddelburgMarch 19
RustenburgMay 14
DurbanAug 20
JohannesburgSep 10


CourseLean Maintenance Planning ( 3 day workshop):

3 CPD points

JohannesburgFeb 24 – 26
MiddelburgMay 18 – 20
BloemfonteinJuly 27 – 29
RustenburgNov 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):

CourseCPD pointsFebMarMayJunAugSepNov
Vibration Analysis – CAT 131 – 47 – 10
Vibration Analysis – CAT 2422 -2616 – 20
Vibration Analysis – CAT 3410 – 148 – 12
Precision Maintenance – Balancing2
Asset Reliability Practitioner – ARP  A (advocate)229 – 3121 – 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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