The course is suitable for those with a responsibility for the installation, operation and maintenance of abrasive wheels in accordance with the relevant regulations. The course is highly participative with emphasis on the practical element of the training. Note: This course is specific to tools associated with abrasive wheels and not the safe use of power tools in general.
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Abrasive wheels training is legally required for anyone involved in the purchase, selection, storage, handling, mounting, dressing and use of abrasive wheels. This includes all types of abrasive wheels either fixed (e.g. Bench grinders or polishers) or portable (e.g. angle grinders).
- Overview of Regulations
- Types of hazards and accidents
- Types of abrasive wheels
- Wheel markings
- British Standard Marking System
- Wheel structure
- Storage, Handling and transportation
- Inspection and testing of wheels
- Mounting and balancing
- Wheel dressing
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Practical assessments
Participants must be minimum of 18 years old.