This course is aimed at anyone who selects, mounts or uses abrasive wheels.

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.

Course content:

  • Duties of care placed on employers by PUWER 1998
  • Responsibilities placed on employees by PUWER 1998
  • Common causes of accidents with abrasive wheels
  • Common causes of burst wheels
  • Markings found on abrasive wheels, angle grinders and petrol cutting tools
  • PPE required when using abrasive wheels
  • What other PPE is required when using abrasive wheels
  • Effects on the human respiratory system of RSA Silica and how dust
  • suppression systems can be effective in preventing long term damage
  • How to store, handle and transport abrasive wheels
  • How to assemble abrasive wheels correctly to ensure that they are properly
  • balanced and fit for use