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Lubrication Basics for Machinery Operators

Operators trained in lubrication basics are critical to lubrication excellence.

Whether they are checking oil levels and topping off sumps, cleaning and inspecting machinery, or conducting routine inspections … when performed with best practice procedures, you’ll reduce unscheduled downtime, improve safety and boost reliability.


  • Grease gun basics and safety
  • Checking oil levels and topping off sumps
  • The function of lubricant additives
  • The importance of contamination control
  • Cleaning and inspecting machinery
  • Avoiding water contamination during wash downs
  • Onsite inspections for in-service grease
  • Visual and audible machine inspection techniques
  • Oil sump and machine temperature inspections
  • How to inspect for oil leaks
  • The critical role of lubrication in machinery
  • Machine lock out-tag out requirements
  • The negative impact of mixing lubricants
  • Basics of viscosity and lubricant selection
  • Types of lubricant contaminants and damage caused