Abrasive Wheels Safety Training

This Abrasive Wheels safety training programme provides the background safety knowledge required for people who work with abrasive wheels. It gives you an in-depth introduction to abrasive wheels, looks at the different types of abrasive wheel and how to chose the right wheel. It also explains how to check, maintain and store abrasive wheels.

Key Features & Benefits of this Course

  • CPD & IIRSM Approved Training
  • Complete this online course in just 40 minutes
  • Safety course to support practical training
  • Show commitment to PUWER compliance
  • Suitable for Construction and Manufacturing
  • End of course test and printable certificate
  • Free trial, online demo and bulk discounts available
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Abrasive Wheels Safety Training Course Contents

1. An Introduction to Abrasive Wheels

This section looks at the dangers, laws and legislation and the responsibilities of both employer AND employee. Our course includes:

  • Risk assessments
  • PPE
  • Safety guards
  • Work rests
  • Hot work permits
  • General safety

2. The Types of Abrasive Wheels

This section looks at the British Standard System of marking and identifying wheels, including the display of supplier, dimensions, restrictions on use and operating speeds.

3. Choosing the Right Wheel

Choosing the correct wheel type is the first step to working safely. Here we look at the six main characteristics of Abrasive Wheels which you need to know about when choosing the right type of abrasive wheel for the job.

4. Setting-Up, Using and Maintaining the Wheel

Having chosen the correct wheel, the next step is to correctly set up and install the abrasive wheel. You need to know which checks should be done and you also need to know how to look after abrasive wheels properly, including handling, maintaining and storing them.

In this section, we look at how you do this, from taking an abrasive wheel out of its packaging right through to being ready to use it.

We cover ring tests and wheel mounting, which includes flanges and blotters. We cover safety checks and we cover wheel maintenance (including truing, dressing and balancing), handling and storage.

 Test & Certificate

This Abrasive Wheels Safety Training course concludes with a 20 question multiple choice test with printable certificate. In addition, brief in-course questionnaires guide the user through the sections of the training, and are designed to reinforce learning and ensure maximum user engagement throughout. As well as printable user certificates, training progress and results are all stored centrally in your LMS (Learning Management System) and can be accessed any time to re-print certificates, check and set pass marks and act as proof of a commitment to ongoing legal compliance.

 Legislations relating to Abrasive Wheel Safety

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

The main legislation relevant to using abrasive wheels is the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (or P.U.W.E.R). Firstly, this document makes it clear that any work equipment and machinery must be fit for purpose. Secondly, it requires that anyone who’s going to use a piece of equipment – in this case, an abrasive wheel - must receive adequate training and safety information before using that equipment.

Every employer shall ensure that all persons who use work equipment have received adequate training for purposes of health and safety, including training in the methods which may be adopted when using the work equipment, any risks which such use may entail and precautions to be taken.

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, Section 9 (1)

The regulations deal with the work equipment and machinery used every day in workplaces and aim to keep people safe wherever equipment and machinery are used at work. PUWER replaces the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1992, carrying forward the existing requirements with a number of changes and additions.

In addition, the following pieces of legislation apply to those working with Abrasive Wheels:

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 
Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008
Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)
Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 

 Reviews More reviews

Exceptionally Insightful

5
By on June 5, 2017
This needs to be done by those working in the industry. It really is a game changer.

Well presented, understandable.

5
By on May 6, 2017
Easy to watch and learnt a few things too!

Very good

5
By on April 7, 2017
Excellent course well presented