The safe use and maintenance of Abrasive Wheels comes under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 1998). Abrasive wheels are powered wheels, belts, cylinders or points made with abrasive particles. They are incredibly fast moving, which can make them very dangerous and injuries can be extremely serious, therefore training is essential. Different wheels will have different properties and characteristics suitable for particular tasks. They also have different weaknesses and can pose different risks and hazards in handling and use. This course is aimed at anyone who uses abrasive wheels or employs people who use abrasive wheels as part of their work. You can download a leaflet about this course here.
This course covers:
The safe use of and maintenance of grinding and cutting machinery with the use of discs and wheels
The correct usage of machinery under the PUWER Regs 1998
Types of Abrasive wheels
Hazards, control measures and PPE
Identifying an abrasive wheel and appropriate control measures
An understanding of the PUWER Regs 1998
Appropriate personal protection equipment
You do not require any previous training before starting this e-learning course. It should take no longer than 35 minutes to complete and will issue you with a certificate on the successful completion of the resulting exam.
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