This course is designed and structured to provide training in the safe use of abrasive wheels and meets with the requirements of the provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98) and covers the following subjects:
- The need to train and statutory requirements
- Characteristics of an Abrasive Wheel and the Types
- Marking of Abrasive Wheels
- Hazards and precautions to be taken
- Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Storage & Handling
- Inspection and Methods of testing for damage
- Abrasive Wheel Machine Components
- Dressing & Balancing
- Specific Mounting Procedures
Who should attend?
The use of abrasive wheels comes under the scope of the provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98), the HSE have also published guidance on what is best practice and how to comply with the law in HSG 17 “Safety in the use of Abrasive Wheels"
HSG 17 states that: In relation to abrasive wheels, PUWER 98 requires, among other things, that all machinery is suitable for its intended use and is properly maintained, and that employees, including those using, mounting and managing the operation of abrasive wheels, are fully informed and properly trained in their safe use.
The practical element of the training will be conducted using equipment suitable for its intended use and properly maintained all trainees will need to have their own PPE for the type of equipment they will be using, if not this can be provided for an additional Fee.