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How to Screw and Bolt Effectively

Many people will categorically tell you that they know the difference between a screw and a bolt. Often, they have made an erroneous assumption about what the difference is.

1.1 Definitions

SCREW: An external threaded and headed fastener which is tightened by applying torque to the head, causing it to be threaded into the material it will hold.

BOLT: An external threaded and headed fastener which is used in conjunction with a nut.

SCREWY LOGIC: Virtually all Bolts can be used as screws. However, many Screws cannot be used as Bolts.

1.2 The Correct Bolting Procedure

To obtain reliable and repeatable fastener torque, the bolt / nut combination should always be tightened by holding the bolt head stationary and turning the nut.

If you are using a Bolt / Nut combination and you tighten the head of the Bolt not the Nut, you instantly turn the Bolt into a Screw!
The technical term for this a Screw Up!

Extensive studies show that without proper training, the average new employee will tighten the Bolt instead of the Nut at least 50% of the time. This will result in a lot of Screw Ups.

1.3 Reducing Screw Ups

To avoid Screw Ups, train all new staff using an easy, step-by-step process starting with:

  1. The basics of Nut tightening.
  2. Then you can move on to more complex processes with multiple Bolts and Nuts.
  3. In time trainees will understand which Nuts to tighten in which order.
  4. Advanced modules may cover the advantages of appropriate tightening torques.

1.4 The  Solution

Develop online Training which can be accessed either from the office, home or mobile device.

The System is designed to be set up by a manager, after assessment of the staff member. From then on it is designed to be self managed by the staff member with periodic input from the Manager.

Each Module is designed to be completed in as little as 10-15 minutes with 5- 10 multiple choice questions at the end. However, if you are part way through the questions and get interrupted, you can save your part complete response and come back to it when time allows.

To complete the module you will need to get the correct answer to all the questions and prompts will be provided to direct the trainee to the correct part of the module material to correctly answer the question. The last module in a series of modules is designed to have short written answers not multiple choice. This can be reviewed by the Manager to determine whether the critical information has sunk in.

Each person learns in different ways and at different speeds. The system will be adaptable enough for the Manager to design the appropriate Training program for each new staff member.

Basically the online training modules can be set up to cover any aspect of your business.



Question 1

When Working with Nuts and Bolts do you tighten the Nut or the Bolt?



Always tighten the Nut!!!!

To obtain reliable and repeatable fastener torque, the bolt / nut combination should always be tightened by holding the bolt head stationary and turning the nut.


Question 2

What is the technical term for tightening the Bolt instead of the Nut?




If you are using a Bolt / Nut combination and you tighten the head of the Bolt not the Nut, you instantly turn the Bolt into a Screw! This technical term for this a Screw Up!

Extensive studies show that without proper training, the average new employee will tighten the Bolt instead of the Nut at least 50% of the time. This will result in a lot of Screw Ups.


Question 3

What is the best solution to avoid Screw Ups?





To avoid Screw Ups, train all new staff using an easy, step-by-step process starting with:

  1. The basics of Nut tightening.
  2. Then you can move on to more complex processes with multiple Bolts and Nuts.
  3. In time trainees will understand which Nuts to tighten in which order.
  4. Advanced modules may cover the advantages of appropriate tightening torques.

Question 4

Why Online Training?







All of these answers are correct

i. It’s cost effective
ii. It’s flexible
iii. It can be fitted into a busy work schedule.
iv. It creates a permanent resource.
v. It’s accessible from anywhere.
vi. Progress can be measured by both trainee and Manager.
vii. It works as well as a face to face program.
viii. It can be used to cover any topic.


Question 5

Please Describe the main advantages of Online Training.(max 250 words)


Question 6

Please Rank the following in terms of training importance (5 being most important 1 being least important)


A.OH&S
B.Staff Induction
C. Administrative issues


How to Screw and Bolt Effectively
and Avoid Screw Ups!

In many organisations the day to day activities are like tightening lots and lots of Bolts and Nuts. In this module you will learn the importance of tightening the Nut not the Bolt in order to avoid Screw ups. The order of tightening and the exact torque applied is covered in the next module.

Typical Scenario: Without training the average new employee will tighten the Bolt instead of the Nut at least 50% of the time.

Outcome: A lot of Screw Ups!

Solution: Train the new staff using a step by step process starting with the basics of Nut tightening. Then you can move on to more complex processes with multiple Bolts and Nuts.