Oct 7, 2022

A well-trained workforce boosts profits

Profitability is generally good when productivity levels are high in most industries, and one of the long-recognised ways to ensure that productivity remains elevated is by upskilling the workforce through useful training courses.The reliability solutions arena is a prime example of how well-trained workers can have a positive impact on an industrial operation by maximising the investment in a good condition monitoring programme.As mechanised operations become increasingly complex, and the smooth running of components is increasingly critical to the general production and output in industry, so the need for ongoing employee education becomes more important.

Condition monitoring specialists WearCheck have run popular skills training courses for their customers for over 20 years. The training material assists staff in various positions within the maintenance teams to ensure that the monitoring and upkeep of components is conducted as efficiently as possible.WearCheck employs reliability solutions services such as used oil analysis, thermal imaging, vibration monitoring, balancing, laser alignment and others, to monitor and maintain machinery at its optimum yield. Customers with well-trained maintenance staff can supply better samples and data to WearCheck, boosting the integrity of the test results and thus gaining optimum benefit from their condition monitoring programme.

WearCheck’s training courses cover accurate oil analysis report interpretation, correct sample taking, pre-planned maintenance schedules and good lubricant management.Training courses are conducted around South Africa as well as in other regions where there are WearCheck customers.  Courses are tailored and targeted at a range of levels within an operation, from factory floor to senior management.


Over the 40 years in business, WearCheck has compiled a database of sample diagnoses and wear trends, adding 600 000 new sample results annually to the data. Much of the training course material draws on this database, with the added benefit that WearCheck processes samples from a range of OEMs.

Oil Analysis One (two full days) costs R5 950.00.  Oil Analysis Two (one full day) and costs R3 000.00.  All courses include course material, refreshments, giveaways and certificates. Prices exclude VAT and are subject to change.  Both of these courses can be presented at the customer’s venue, and courses can also be customised to specific customer requirements.WearCheck also offers two more on-site courses:

  • WearCheck Practical (in English or Zulu), (half day) costing R735.00 plus VAT per delegate
  • WearCheck Customised – oil analysis for workshop technicians, (full day) costing R1 730.00 plus VAT per delegate.

All courses can be presented at the customer’s premises for a minimum of seven delegates.  There may be an additional charge for the lecturer’s travel and accommodation, if needed.

Oil analysis training courses can also be arranged in any of the following areas:Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Kimberley, Makopane, Nelspruit, Port Elizabeth, Rustenburg, Steelpoort, Botswana, Namibia, Tanzania (Mwanza), Zambia (Kitwe) – in fact, anywhere in the world.


WearCheck’s 2018 oil analysis training schedule is as follows. Remember – reservations are essential as courses fill up quickly.






WearCheck training courses 2018/…




2018 WearCheck Training Courses*



Oil Analysis 1:

Understanding oil

and its analysis

Oil Analysis 2:

Report interpretation

 Two full daysOne full day
Gauteng13-14 February15 February
Middelburg13-14 March15 March
Cape Town15-16 May17 May
Rustenburg19-20 June21 June
Bloemfontein10-11 July12 July
Pinetown14-15 August16 August
Namibia11-12 September13 September
Gauteng16-17 October18 October
Northern Cape6-7 November8 November


For more details on course content, view Training at www.wearcheck.co.za. To book, phone Steven Lumley on (031) 700-5460 or email training@wearcheck.co.za.

*please see WearCheck’s Mobius training course schedule (attached) for Mobius courses


Mobius training for reliability solutions


As the certified Mobius training centre for the entire African continent, , WearCheck runs Mobius courses on request from customers, on-site at the customer’s premises, anywhere in Africa (apart from SA, DRC and Kenya).

The full Mobius course includes compulsory six month practical training sessions. Participants are guided by WearCheck expertise that has been gained through the successful implementation of condition monitoring programmes tailored to meet the specific needs of operating, engineering and maintenance departments across a range of industries. Through these practical sessions, the skills of the technicians are developed in order to progress to the next level. The Mobius Institute is a worldwide provider of education in reliability improvement, condition monitoring and precision maintenance, to industrial plant managers, reliability engineers and condition monitoring technicians.

The training facilitates the successful implementation by plants, of reliability improvement programmes through delivery of more easily understandable and comprehensive training. This includes reliability, alignment, balancing and vibration analysis via various education programmes.

The Mobius Institute Board of Certification (MIBoC) is ISO/IEC 17024 and ISO 18436 accredited, providing globally-recognised certification to category I-IV vibration analysts in accordance with ISO 18436-1 and 18436-2.

In fact, Dennis Swanepoel of WearCheck’s reliability solutions division recently made history when he became the very first Master Vibration Analyst in South Africa, after meeting all certification requirements, and passing his CAT IV exam through the world-renowned Mobius Institute. And in the latest CAT III course run by WearCheck, all five delegates from Namibia and South Africa obtained a pass rate of 100%

Mobius courses are run by WearCheck anywhere, any date, on demand.


  • One day vibration analysis awareness: R 6 370 per delegate (group rates and on-site training days available on request)
  • Two day laser alignment: R10 595
  • Two day balancing: R10 595
  • Three day CAT I: R15 000 (excl. exam)
  • CAT I exam R4 134
  • Four day CAT II: R18 000
  • CAT II exam R4 941
  • Four day Cat III: R22 000
  • CAT III exam R5 751
  • Five day CAT IV: TBA


*prices exclude VAT, and are valid until the end of 2018.

Note: a minimum of six candidates is required for all training courses. There may be an additional charge for the lecturer’s accommodation and travel.To book a Mobius training course, please contact Christene on christenef@wearcheck.co.za or Dennis Swanepoel on denniss@wearcheck.co.za or call WearCheck Johannesburg on (011) 392-6322.


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Pic 1: Ashley Mayer of WearCheck conducts training in Zimbabwe

[Please see attached training schedules for 2018 – Mobius and Oil Analysis].



Released on behalf of WearCheck by Sharon Fay Public Relations

Media queries: Sharon 082 8230539 or sharon@sharonfaypr.co.za



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