Safe use and operation of Abrasive Wheels
These tools are hazardous and legislation regarding their maintenance and proper use has been in place for many years.
The Health and Safety at Work Act states that an employer must provide adequate instruction on the changing of abrasive wheels (bench/angle grinders etc).
Course prerequisite: None
Certificating Body: Lantra or NPORS
Course Length: 1 day
Course Times: 9.30am to 4.00pm or to suit client.
Cost: £115 + Certification Cost
Venue: Marsh Hill Centre, Marsh, Aylesbury. HP17 8ST or to suit client
Maximum Trainees: 6
Course contents:Understand the nature of the hazards and identify the causesIdentify and understand requirements and responsibilities under the current legislationUnderstand the characteristics of abrasive and their actionUnderstand and interpret the marking system of abrasive wheelsRecognise the need for careful handling of abrasive wheels and carry out visual check and ring tests (bench grinders)Understand and identify what speeds should be adhered to in wheel selectionIdentify main components and understand their functionsMount an abrasive wheel and /or a diamond bladeUnderstand the difference between truing and dressing a wheel, undertake dressing a wheel and identify dressers (bench grinders)Adjust work rests correctly (bench grinders)Use operating precautions and be aware of avoiding hazardous conditionsDemonstrate their knowledge on abrasive wheels and diamond bladesCarry out daily maintenance on petrol powered machines
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