Aims:This comprehensive half day programme is designed to cover all the legal requirements for the safe use and mounting of abrasive wheels. It looks at the most up-to-date legislation, plus, wheel selection, wheel storage, wheel types and markings. This course also includes practical demonstrations on procedures to be followed when mounting abrasive wheels.
Course Content:The law requires that any person using a piece of work equipment that presents a significant risk to the user must be trained and that the training covers not only the use but also any hazards arising from the use and the precautions to be observed. It is not adequate to assume that because a person has a qualification in a trade, that they are competent with any tools related to that trade. This is especially true of power tools. This training takes a generic approach to training with power tools and enable the person to be aware of the hazards and precautions.
- The hazards arising from the use of abrasive wheels
- Identify the methods of marking abrasive wheels as to type and speed
- List the methods of storage, handling and transportation of abrasive wheels
- Show the methods for testing and inspecting wheels for damage
- Demonstrate the correct method of mounting an abrasive wheel including knowledge of the function of the components
- Show the method of dressing a wheel
- To adjust the rest correctly
- The requirements of the regulations
- Risks associated with Power Tools
- Noise, vibration and dust hazards
- Practical training session, from which all delegates will be assessed