WELD 111 - RK1 Material Handling

Course Details
Course Code:
WELD 111

Calendar Description:
This course is part of a competency based, seven month Welding Level C program. Welders are often required to use ropes and chains. This course introduces welders to the correct procedures for using lifting and hoisting equipment, and and using workplace communication practices.

Date First Offered:

Total Hours: 10
Lecture Hours: 10

Total Weeks:

This course is offered online:

Admission into the Welding Level C Program

Non-Course Pre-Requisites:


Rearticulation Submission:

Course Content:
- Materials handling equipment
- Equations and simple formulas to solve problems
- Material handling procedures
- Knot tying
- Moving material

Learning Outcomes:
Students will have a clear understanding of the composition, characteristics, capabilities, and uses of all types of line and rope, including use and storage of rigging hardware. Students will be tested on material handling, determining weight and centre of gravity, and know the correct procedures for handling structural shapes. The use of hand signals for crane operations and safe procedures for lifting, hoisting, and moving loads will be covered.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners will be able to:
Identify Materials Handling Equipment:
- identify ropes and describe their use and storage
- describe knots, bends, and hitches
- identify wire ropes, chains, and slings
- identify rigging hardware
- identify lifting and pulling equipment
Equations and Simple Formulas for Problem Solving:
- identify key concepts used in working with equations and formulas
- solve problems using common formulas for perimeter, volume, and area
- solve unknown variables in a formula
- solve for weight and centre of gravity
Identify Material Handling Procedures:
- identify safe procedures for material handling
- determine mass, weight, and centre of gravity of loads
- identify capacity ratings and safety margins of slings and fittings
- describe correct procedures for handling structural shapes
Knot Tying:
- demonstrate correct method for tying knots, bends and hitches
Move Material:
- identify hand signals for crane operations using workplace communication practices
- describe safe procedures for lifting, hoisting, or moving loads
- lift, hoist, and move loads using forklifts, hoists ,jacks, and come-alongs

Select and use appropriate tools.

Grading System:

Passing Grade:

Grading Weight:
Final Exam: 100 %

Percentage of Individual Work:

Course Offered in Other Programs:

Additional Comments:
Students will sign and adhere to the Trades & Apprenticeship Safety and Attendance Policy.

Students are required to supply the following tools:

- Metal tool pail (max 10" diameter) or small tool box with tote tray
- Clear CSA approved safety glasses
- High top steeltoed CSA approved leather work boots
- Padlock for locker
- 12' metric/imperial tap measure
- Arc welding helmet
- Welder's gloves (2 pairs)
- One piece oxy-acetylene goggles
- Tri-flint spark lighter
- Tip cleaners
- Small metal protractor
- Welder's leather jacket or cape sleeves
- 100% cotton overalls (bib or full)
- #10R straight jaw vice grip
- 10' crescent wrench
- 1 1/2 lb 24oz fibreglass handle ball peen hammer
- 12" STT metric/imperial combination square
- Centre punch
- 10" slip joint pliers
- 1/2 RD Pipeliner NCH 14" file with handle
- 45/90 degree magnet

Keys to Success:
Attendance, class participation, maintaining a professional attitude, successful study habits, and receiving a minimum of 70% on all practical and theoretical quizzes and tests.

Text Books:

Required - Industry Training Authority, 2010, Module/Line RK1 Material Handling (Queen's Printer, Victoria, BC). Chapters Covered: All