Level 4 – Maintenance Engineering

Pearson/Edexcel BTEC Level 4 Engineering – Maintenance Engineering

Tecol Unit Code: L4E-H18
BTEC Code: K/615/1492
Format: On-line
Award: Level 4 Unit
Accreditation: EDEXCEL
Study + Assessment Time: 60 + 90 Hours

This unit can be studied  as part of a BTEC HNC or HND in Engineering. 

Unit introduction

Plant and equipment are one of the biggest assets for any business, costing huge sums of money to replace when things go wrong. Without regular maintenance business owners could see an increase in costly breakdowns, often incurring downtime and significant loss of earnings. Inspection and maintenance are therefore vital to detect and prevent any potential equipment issues or faults that would prevent operation at optimum efficiency. Good maintenance proves itself on a day-to-day basis.

This unit introduces the importance of equipment maintenance programmes, the benefits that well-maintained equipment brings to an organisation and the risk factors it faces if maintenance programmes and processes are not considered or implemented. Topics included in this unit are: statutory regulations, organisational safety requirements, maintenance strategies, safe working and maintenance techniques.

On completion of this unit you should:

1. Analyse the impact of relevant statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements on the industrial workplace.
2. Differentiate between the merits and use of different types of maintenance strategies in an industrial workplace.
3. Illustrate competence in working safely by correctly identifying the hazards and risks associated with maintenance techniques.
4. Apply effective inspection and maintenance techniques relative to a particular specialisation e.g. mechanical or electrical.

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