Short Courses & Test on Riveting
“Gain a key skill– become a BESTT qualified riveter”
Riveting is a core skill in steam boiler repair. There is a shortage of skilled riveters and an increasing requirement for locomotive and repair workshops to be able to demonstrate that they have people with the right skills.
The Riveter Qualification Course, based on the BESTT syllabus and Heritage Railway Association Boiler Code of Practice covers types of rivet, rivet holes, rivet heads, length calculation, heating rivets, hydraulic riveting, safety, use of pneumatic tools and other aspects ( see the riveting module in the Training Plan at ).
The BESTT Riveter Qualification is based on
(i) a question and answer test on the BESTT module topics and
(ii) an observed practical test and production of a test piece involving preparation of sample plates, assembly by riveting, and testing.
Experienced staff can take the test only; others, with some engineering experience, can take a one week course leading to the test.
The test and course will be provided at a number of leading steam heritage workshops and boilersmiths around the UK. High quality training will be provided by time served experienced boilermakers and assessed by a competent person.
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