Abrasive Wheel Training

Who should attend?

Our abrasive wheel training courses are suitable for all operators, managers and supervisors, who as part of their working duties select, mount, specify or use abrasive wheels as defined in PUWER Regulations 1998.

 

Our Aim

To cover the duty of care placed on employers by the PUWER regulations 1998 and to provide adequate training for the safe use of abrasive wheels. To give the candidate the knowledge to select the correct wheel and the suitable PPE required for the job, and to cut or grind using the wheel in a safe manner. Covering the abrasive and diamond wheels, on hand held or bench mounted grinder equipment,  operated via petrol, battery, compressed air or mains electric

 

Abrasive Wheel Training Course Content

Theory Content:

  • Provides a brief outline of the health and safety at work Act 1974.
  • Provision & use of work Equipment regulations 1998.
  • Safety in the use of abrasive wheels HSG17.
  • Personal protective equipment regulations 1998.
  • Hazards arising from use of abrasive wheels.
  • Methods of construction of an abrasive wheel.
  • Methods of storing, handling & transporting of abrasive wheels.
  • Mounting procedures.
  • Diamond wheels.
  • Balancing of grinding wheels, correct method of dressing wheels.
  • Adjustment of guards and rests.
  • Practical exercise on all elements on bench grinders, hand held portable grinders/cutters
  • Question papers

Practical Content:

  • Each candidate will have to select the most appropriate cutting wheel for the task given from the wheels provided.
  • Each candidate will have to correctly mount their chosen wheel onto the machine.
  • Each candidate will have to perform a before use inspection on both the wheel & machine.
  • Each candidate will have to use the grinding wheel using the safe system of work given by the instructor.

Course Duration

This half day training course is aimed at anyone who selects mounts or uses abrasive wheels. The course covers different types of abrasive wheel, diamond blades, pre-use inspection to wheels and tools, hazards, correct PPE, fire control, regulations, correct cutting/grinding techniques and correct selection of wheels.

Maximums ratio per course 6 delegates

Certification:

Each delegate will be given a theoretical (multi-choice format) test to assess their job-related safety knowledge, pre use test  & practical exam, upon successful completion an certificate of basic training will be awarded.

As an accredited training organisation, we can offer a certification either at a non-accredited level (known as in house) training which allows the delegates to use this training for your company only, or we can also offer a national photo ID certificate at a cost of £20.00 per person. This then enables the trainee to operate (with permission) anywhere in the UK. Their names and details are kept on a national database. The certificate is valid throughout the UK and will be recognised by both employment agencies and perspective employers.

Abrasive Wheel Training is accredited via ITSSAR – Independent Training Standards Scheme and Register

“At Guest Express Transport we have 28 members of staff with approx. 4 that actually hold a national forklift certificate and the rest have a very good knowledge of fork truck driving. I decided to put one member through the instructors course with the view to have all staff members trained to the same level and a level that we as a company are satisfied with. I ended up doing the course myself and I am actually glad I did as it really does highlight the bad habits we all pick up over the years and dangers we put ourselves through every day without even realising!! But fortunately Zoe came in and changed all that within 5 days. I would recommend Ace Trainers for this as they were by far the best on price (I had 4 other quotes as a comparison) and like Guest Express Transport are a family run business and appreciate your business and did go the extra mile to make sure we / I was satisfied. I have now also booked our next 5 years of drivers CPC training, again at a very competitive price and will continue our relationship whenever I need professional people to train my staff to a professional level” In House Instructors Course – 07/01/2013
Nathan Light