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Abrasive Wheels Training
Abrasive Wheels Training

Abrasive Wheels Training

Abrasive Wheels Training

This half day course is designed for any person who are involved in the selection, inspection and use of abrasive wheels in the workplace.

The aim of the course is to cover the duty of care placed on employers by the PUWER regulations 1998 to provide adequate training for the safe use abrasive wheels. To give the candidate the knowledge to select the correct wheel for the job, the suitable PPE required, and to cut or grind using the tool safely. The course can be tailored to meet the needs of your business to cover any of the following:  abrasive and diamond wheels, hand held petrol, battery and mains electric tools and small bench mounted grinders.

Course Theory Content

  • An overview of the HASAWA 1974 and how it effects the planning of work with abrasive wheels
  • What are the duties of care placed on employers by PUWER 1998
  • What are the responsibilities placed on employees by PUWER 1998
  • The common causes of accidents with abrasive wheels
  • The relationship between the size of the wheel and its speed
  • The common causes of burst wheels
  • The markings found on abrasive wheels
  • The markings found on angle grinders and petrol cutting tools
  • Components of various machines specific to the requirements of the course.
  • The British marking system that is found on abrasive wheels and how it can be used when ordering new wheels
  • Eye protection what is the required type and why it is needed
  • Hearing protection why it is needed
  • Dust masks why they are needed
  • What other PPE is required when using abrasive wheels
  • Daily checks needed on diamond, abrasive and all tools to ensure safe use
  • 10 question multiple choice test

Course Practical Content

  • Each candidate will have to select the most appropriate cutting wheel for the task given from the wheels provided.
  • Each candidate will have to correctly mount their chosen wheel onto the machine.
  • Each candidate will have to perform a before use inspection on both the wheel and the machine.
  • Where training given on bench or pedestal grinders, dressing and truing of the wheels to be done under practical assessment
  • Each candidate will have to use the grinding wheel using the safe system of work given by the instructor.

Candidates will be assessed on their competence by the instructor throughout the practical session

Cost: £50.00 per person