Factory Operators Training
In Kenya, energy and labour at processing factories account for 55% of the cost of tea production. Firewood is one of the biggest costs with the average tea factory using 20,000 cubic meters of firewood annually, which equates to about 60,000 trees. The majority of processing factories are equipped with old equipment (lighting, furnaces, boilers etc) and don’t have good energy management policies in place, which means they don’t operate efficiently. This means there is huge scope for them to reduce energy consumption, CO2 emissions, and costs.It is against this backdrop that we have developed a training for factory operators so as to enlighten them on issues of climate change and energy management.
To assess the participants understanding of the requirements of Energy Management Regulations 2012 and the role of energy committees;
To assess the training participants levels of understanding on matters touching on energy use by the factories;
To assess the training participants levels of understanding on the connection between energy use, global warming and climate change;
To train the participants on productive and cost effective use of thermal and electric energy sources by their respective tea factories based on tea factory operators training manual;
To train the participants on energy consumption monitoring, cost accounting and benchmarking.
To train the participants on how to carry out walk through audit including elements of general energy audit;
To train the participants on how to raise tree nurseries and nature the plants to maturity;
The course is open to engineers from industry, maintenance staff and factory technicians
A mixed learning method approach is employed during the training. The main material delivery method is through content projection with participants being taken through the contents of the different presentation slides, class demonstrations and skits, flip charts and video playback.
On the last day of the training, the participants take part in a walk-through audit of the host tea factory.The trainees then report back in a plenary session their audit findings and any recommendations that the factory can implement so as to address areas that energy is wasted or inappropriately used.
Fee Kes 45,000/= per participant