Aimed at construction operatives who are required to know how to safely use and mount abrasive wheels and disks on portable machines. The course ensures that a person mounting abrasive wheels understands the requirements and can comply with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER).
• Learning World certificate of attendance with course content
• Practical test (selecting and mounting an abrasive wheel). • Multiple choice question paper.
• Understanding of abrasive wheels legislation and responsibilities. • Relevant aspects of legislation • Hazards arising from the use of abrasive wheels. • Identifying risks. • Selecting appropriate equipment and PPE. • Methods of marking, transporting and storing abrasive wheels. • How to select, examine and mount abrasive wheels. • Pre-use checks. • Different types and functions of wheels and disks • Approved methods of inspecting and storing equipment. • Mounting a wheel. • Practical cutting*.
* The ½ day course does not include practical cutting with an abrasive wheel.