RACA Journal June 2016 - Page 20

Events and Exhibitions The first item on the training agenda was a run-through of the applicable standards that are important to the job. Next up was a breakdown of inspection procedures and the possible consequences a contractor could face if quality procedures aren’t followed. “It was an eye-opener for all,” says Marias. Duct manufacturing and installation were then explained, with practical exercises. Charel Marais’ training in progress. 18 RACA Journal I June 2016 After a short lunch break, the group discussed duct insulation followed by a short session on anchors. To finish the day, the exhausted men had one more tough hour ahead before going home – they had to complete a 25-point test. “Thank you to Aircontech; I look forward to seeing you all again on site!” says Marais.   RACA Charel Marais is a quality, maintenance, commissioning and assurance manager for a consultant company in the HVAC industry. He’s also one of RACA Journal’s regular contributors – check out his ‘When quality matters’ column on page 79. RACA www.hvacronline.co.za