Abrasive Wheels Course

Recognise the hazards associated with the use of abrasive wheels, and how to control them

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Abrasive Wheels Course

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Objectives:

This course aims to provide delegates with a thorough knowledge in all aspects of the use of Abrasive Wheels as laid down in the Abrasive Wheels Code of Practice 1992 and the Puwer Regs 1998. It also aims to enable delegates to recognise the hazards associated with the use of Abrasive Wheels (and Disc Cutters) and how to control them whilst complying with the current legislation.

Duration:

4-hours tuition

Course Content:

  • Overview of the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act, 1974, the management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, 1999 (with regard to risk assessment) and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.
  • What is an “abrasive wheel”?
  • Abrasive wheel related accidents – the main causes, and why do they happen?
  • Identifying, selecting and inspecting the appropriate abrasive wheel. This module gives the delegates an understanding of BS 4481 (The marking of abrasive wheels and BS EN 12413 1999 (restrictions on use)
  • The correct storage of abrasive wheels.
  • Inspection of the wheel prior to fitting.
  • Mounting the wheel – emphasis on the correct use of washers and “blotters”.
  • Guards and tool rests.
  • End of course assessment – strip and build a bench - mounted twin wheel grinder and a disc - cutter.

About Abrasive Wheels

Most accidents involving abrasive wheels are caused either because the wrong type of abrasive wheel is being used and /or the abrasive wheel being used has been incorrectly fitted.

The use of abrasive wheels has been the subject of much case law and specific legislation over the years, and is now covered by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, and British Standards. The delegates will be given a brief overview of how legislation covering abrasive wheels has developed in recent years.

This classroom-based course is designed to enable delegates to recognise the hazards associated with the use of abrasive wheels, and how to control them whilst complying with current legislation

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