Engineering Student’s trip to Moyola Precision Engineering

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Rainey Endowed’s Year 13 BTEC ‘Subsidiary Diploma in Engineering’ students visited Moyola Precision Engineering as part of their Engineering course along with their tutor, Mr David Maxwell.  The three modules being undertaken in the first of the two years of the courses are:-

Unit 1: Health & Safety in the Engineering Workplace

Unit 5: Mechanical Principles and Applications

Unit 16: Engineering Drawing for Technicians.



The purpose of the visit was to see first-hand how Health and Safety Legislation and Regulations are managed in the engineering workshop environment.

Moyola Precision Engineering are industry leaders in manufacturing precision parts for the Aerospace Industry and are keen to support local employment and invest in local skills.

The students were given a most informative introduction to Health & Safety by Mr Nigel McNeil and Mrs Ann Semple of the company.

Suitably attired in safety glasses the students were split into 3 groups for a tour of the workshop floor.  Nigel, along with colleagues David and Kyle, conducted the tour where the students got the opportunity to see aeroplane parts both large and small being manufactured.

Some of the students observed the new precision testing machines in operation which can check the accuracy of the machined parts down to 0.5 of a micron, that’s 1/2000 of a millimetre!  How about that for accuracy?

At the end of the tour the students articulated a number of questions about the importance of proper management of Health and Safety, all of which is directly related to, and a fundamental aspect of, their assessments in Unit 1.

The students and their Tutor, Mr Maxwell, would like to express their gratitude to Mr Mark Semple and his colleagues for facilitating the group’s visit.  The view of the students was that the visit was excellent both in terms of content and in the courteous manner in which they were treated by their hosts.