Abrasive Wheel Awareness
Abrasive Wheels training is a classroom-based course which ensures that the delegate is competent and safe when using and inspecting different types of abrasive-wheel.
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This course is aimed at anyone who uses abrasive wheels, or employs people who use abrasive wheels as part of their work.
There are a wide range of tools and processes that use abrasive wheels and ensuring these are used correctly and safely is of paramount importance. Applications range from hand grinding to disc cutting. They can be used at all stages of a work process, for making preliminary cuts and scores in materials, or for fine polishing and finishing.
Different wheels will have different properties and characteristics suitable for particular tasks. They also have different weaknesses and can pose different risks and hazards in handling and use. For this reason, it’s important that you always select the right abrasive wheel for the job and use it with the right machinery.
This course covers the anatomy of an abrasive wheel, the dangers associated with their use, Storage and handling and much more.
There will be a short written assessment at the end of the Abrasive Wheels Awareness training course.
- Prevent injuries at work
- HSG 17 published by the HSE, is a guidance document relating to abrasive wheels. It is not legislation, however where guidance is given by the HSE it should be followed, as if an accident occurs and it was found that guidance had not been followed then you may face prosecution under the Health and Safety at Work Act.
- By the end of the course, delegates will have a better understanding of the legal requirements of safely using an abrasive wheel.
- They will also be able to pinpoint possible hazards and prevent them.
- They will be able to select the correct PPE and safety equipment and check appropriately.
People who use abrasive wheels or other grinding and cutting tools in their work should attend this course.