It is a mandatory requirement that under PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations) 1998 all users must be competent and all users must be trained to ensure they have the knowledge, understanding and skills required to use tools safely at work
- Health & Safety Laws and Regulations · understanding your legal duty – PUWER 1998 and Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
- Responsibilities of employer and employee
- Hazards & Risks involved · hand arm vibration, dust and respiratory hazards
- Noise action levels, lower and upper daily exposure levels
- Wheel markings · what they mean – what you need to know
- How to carry out pre-use checks and inspections of equipment and working area
- Importance of issuing task and product specific PPE with examples
- Bench Grinders, Petrol Cut Off Saw, 110V and battery handheld can be covered if requested when booking
- Test paper/ questions/ handouts and review
Who Needs Abrasive Wheels
This course is for all operators who work with all types of abrasive wheels, as well as their employers.
Alan is our Senior Trainer and Technical Director.
He spent 30 years as a Health & Safety Director of a National Construction company, so he has the muddy boots experience, the qualifications, the stories as well as the likability and sense of humour so crucial to helping people understand the importance of Health & Safety in the workplace.
|Dates||Days||Location||Price per person||Status|
|1||659||bristol||Wed 28 Aug 2019||0.5||St Annes · Bristol · BS4||£70.00 + VAT|
10 Places Available
|1||659||bristol||Wed 18 Sep 2019||0.5||St Annes · Bristol · BS4||£70.00 + VAT|
1 Place Available
|3||659||bristol||Wed 23 Oct 2019||0.5||St Annes · Bristol · BS4||£70.00 + VAT|
5 Places Available
|3||659||bristol||Wed 20 Nov 2019||0.5||St Annes · Bristol · BS4||£70.00 + VAT|
12 Places Available
|4||659||bristol||Mon 09 Dec 2019||0.5||St Annes · Bristol · BS4||£70.00 + VAT|
12 Places Available
Q: Do you provide training to be a trainer for abrasive wheels courses?
Q: Where can I find HSE's - Safety in the use of abrasive wheels publication
A: pdfs are available on the HSE website (2.5MB)
Q: Frequency of abrasive wheels training - the certificate says 5 yrs but BAF suggest 3 yrs - why is there a difference?
A: 5 years is in line with other major accreditation bodies such as PASMA, CITB, etc. but if you haven't used abrasive wheels since you received training then 3 years is probably more sensible.
Q: Is this course BAF accredited?
A: No, but the trainers are. The reason is economic - a BAF accredited course would be more expensive for us to provide and essentially would not differ to the courses we run.
Feedback on Abrasive Wheels Course
Able to use correct tool for the correct application safely using the appropriate safety equipment.
Understand info on wheels and potential outcomes of not using abrasive wheels correctly - Very good straight to the point
Impoved safety of myself and others. Improved monitoring of other users.
Loads of info and tips.
I know far more about using the correct PPE and checking the grinding wheel and machine. It was good and I learnt a lot.
I now know more about the information on the hgrinding disk this will help me choose the correct disk for the job.