Technum, part of ROC Zeeland, has been designed by an architect. It has modern machinery, such as a CNC-driven water jet cutter and folding benches. All equipment must meet the high-quality standards and safety demands of the architect and institution.
In Technum’s metal working place an impressive number of youngsters and adults are trained during the day and in the evenings. The main activities are welding, cutting and grinding. The rule ‘safety comes first’ is strongly enforced. The students use the prescribed personal protection, which is compulsory. This includes welding helmets, which prevent the welding fumes of reaching the breathing zone of the welding students. For larger work pieces, the welding and cutting activities are performed on two large work benches. The only thing missing, was a high-quality solid extraction system to prevent accumulation of welding fumes throughout the open facility, protecting
the participants against polluted air and remaining metals.