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Safe Use of Abrasive Wheels

Duration:1/2 day




This programme is designed for any person who may be required to use an abrasive wheel  in the workplace or requires familiarisation with the associated regulations.

Course Duration: Half day

Course Aim:    To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the hazards associated with the use of abrasive wheels and to comply with Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) in the safe mounting of abrasive wheels and discs on portable machinery.

Course Content:

  • Legal requirements and responsibilities
  • Nature of hazards and identification of causes
  • Safe work area
  • Selection of correct machinery and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE
  • Method of marking, storing, handling and transporting
  • Storage, checking and use of discs
  • Machine checks
  • Mounting and dressing

Training Methods: Classroom based tutorials and demonstrations.  A practical exercise may be included into the syllabus subject to a suitable and risk assessed practical area and the necessary equipment and PPE being made available for the duration of the training.Furthermore, training will be specific only to the type of abrasive wheel used by the delegates in their line of work and therefore needs to be advised to us at the time of booking.

NOTE: Delegates attending the course should be 18+ years of age and be physically and mentally fit to withstand the rigours of training.

The content of the course includes awareness of periodic examinations of equipment.  The course does not provide full training in maintenance of equipment.  Additional training relating to this subject may be of benefit to delegates.