Basic Handtools

Course Duration           1 Day  

Location                       Jubilee Technical Training Centre, Takoradi Polytechnic


Who should attend this course and why?

 The course should be attended by all personnel required to work with Handtools.

 Course Pre-Requisites

 Basic mechanical knowledge would be advantageous.

 Course Overview

 This course provides knowledge and skills to enable personnel to work to a degree of competency    using safe working practices.



To give the team members a basic appreciation of the subjects so that they can assist the craftsmen in a safe and methodical manner whilst building on their training. 


At the end of the programme delegates will be able to:

  • Use handtools (scriber, centre punches, hammers, chisels, hacksaws, files, spanners, pliers and taps and dies)
  • Mark out lengths, breadths and hole centres
  • Use nut and bolt locking devices
  • Clamp work using a machine vice and clamp
  • Appreciate the techniques used to drill holes
  • Produce internal and external screw threads
  • Observe safe rules and regulations when using handtools, drills and drilling machines and select the appropriate safety equipment.


Summary of Course Content


  •    Micrometers
  •    Rough and finish turning
  •   Lathe tooling
  •    Drilling
  •   Tapping
  •   Parting off
  •   Operation sequencing

  Mode of Delivery / Method of Assessment

 A combination of classroom and practical sessions in the workshop.  Delegate’s knowledge and understanding would be assessed throughout the day.

 Mandatory Requirement




 Course delegates will receive a JTTC Certificate of Attendance.