Advanced Operator Certification

This course focuses the skills and knowledge needed in managing a crematory, specifically the administrative, technical and bureaucratic matters of the facility.

Course Overview:

  •   Overview of the cremation plant
  •   Cremator system components: features, operation and logic
  •   Facility management and process control
  •   Ash treatment
  •   Respect for the environment and safety of operators, use of the PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)
  •   Specific risks related to the creation process
  •   Typical abnormal situations and solutions
  •   Ordinary and extraordinary maintenance, anomalies, interventions
  •   Waste from the operation of crematory systems: classification, storage, disposal
  •   Overview of the pages on HMI control panel (for Gem installations)
  •   Explanation of the main process parameters, manual and automatic management of the cremation
  •   Cremation programs: how to choose them and differences (for Gem installations)
  •   Automatic startup program for preheating (for Gem installations)
  •   Trend section (for Gem installations)
  •   Anagraphic section (for Gem installations)
  •   Checklist of controls to be done before starting the plant

Practical Overview:

  •   Ash cooling control
  •   Electric board, its push buttons and lamps.
  •   Controls of local control panel of insertion machine (if any), use of the insertion machine under normal conditions and in    emergency condition
  •   Possible faults on insertion phase and what to do
  •   Raking phase, how/when to collect the ashes and way of work of the ash cooling section of the cremator
  •   How to use the reagent dosing unit
  •   How to use the ash processor
  •   Removing the filter bins when performing cremations
  •   Procedure in case of hydraulic safety intervention
  •   Restoring the installation after blackout
  •   Cremation with filtration in line and in bypass through direct stack/ejector.

Course Requirements:

  • Course Pre-requisite: High school Degree
  • Duration: 16 hours of theoretical education
  • Minimum participant number: 4 students
  • The training course can be arranged by Gem factory in Udine (Italy) or by the Customer

During the practical training there will be some cremations and the participants will be able to test some common troubles and alarms and simulate some emergencies that can happen during the cremation process. At the and of the sixteen hours of theoretical education and the eight hours of practical education all the attendees will be asked to take the assessment test in order to verify the learning level. After that Gem will release the Certificate of attendance

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