|MACHINES FITTED WITH ABRASIVE DISCS OR WHEELS ARE USED IN MANY INDUSTRIES. THE AIM OF THIS COURSE IS TO REDUCE THE MANY HORRENDOUS ACCIDENTS INVOLVING THESE MACHINES.|
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 requires that any persons that mount abrasive wheels onto grinding or cutting machines are to be provided with information and training.
This in-house, one day course is designed to provide attendees with the information and training they need to enable them to safely and successfully mount abrasive wheels / discs to hand held machines.
Who should attend the course?
This course is designed for those personnel who have been given the responsibility for removing and replacing abrasive wheels and includes:
- User of the equipment
- Those who inspect or maintain the equipment
The course aims to give delegates an understanding and competence to:
- Identify the legal requirements for a competent and authorised person.
- Identify and specifry the correct type of wheel / disc needed to cut or grind different materials.
- Identify when equipment using abrasive wheels should be inspected and maintained.
- Carry out user inspections and maintenance.
- Correctly mount an abrasive wheel or disc on certain types of hand held equipment.
Those attending this course will gain the knowledge they need to determine what types of wheels or discs are needed to cut or grind different materials and to then safely remove and replace the wheel or disc for the correct type.
Training & Assessment Methods
The course will be in the form of a Powerpoint presentation along with practical demonstrations and practice sessions.
The equipment used during the practical session will be determined by the needs of the individual company but will generally include: 12" inch Petrol Driven Cut-off Saws and / or Hand Held Angle Grinders.
There will also be a written multiple-choice paper assessment.
The cover covers:
- Legislation relating to the use of abrasive wheels.
Causes of accidents and hazards associated with abrasive wheels.
- Training requirements
- Causes of injury.
- Hazards associated with abrasive wheels.
- Methods of marking abrasive wheels.
- Correct storage of abrasive wheels.
- Inspection and maintenance requirements.
- Use of correct PPE.
- Safe mounting of abrasive wheels.
Max 12 personnel.
Successful participants will receive an attendance certificate from Akeva Safety Solutions which is valid for 3 years.
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