How valuable machines are, depends on the profession. There are big differences.
In transport and agriculture, you work with big machines worth up to many hundred thousand Euros.
In the artisan trades and construction, there are expensive and custom-made machines that can be damaged by improper use.
The most important question for the trainer is when the apprentice is ready to take responsibility for operation of machines or equipment.
It's a difficult situation, because the trainer has to justify giving great responsibility to someone who is inexperienced.
On the other hand, the young person needs to have challenges and gain experience! Exercises for the apprentice
To give the apprentice a careful start with the expensive, rare or fragile equipment, some companies have facilites where the apprentice can practice in sheltered conditions.
- Some large companies have their own apprentice shops. Here the apprentices make products for internal use in the company or for sale under favourable conditions.
- In the hairdressing trade, customers can have their hair done at apprentice prices, and apprentices can bring friends in.
- In the transport sector, there can be special practice areas in a large terminal.
What do you do?