Abrasive Wheels

The course aims are to introduce candidates to the hazards involved with the use of, and the mounting of abrasive wheels on a spindle, and the controls measures available.

It also covers the requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and other related legislation.

By the end of the course all delegates will:

• Be aware of current legislation associated with the use of abrasive wheels
• Identify the hazards and apply precautions including personal protective equipment
• Be able to position work guards and rests
• Interpret various compositions and markings
• Be able to maintain abrasive wheels
• Be able to inspect, test, mount balance, dress and set true abrasive wheels
• Be able to check speed requirements
• Understand grinding operations
• Be aware of hand arm vibration

Abrasive Wheels1/2 day6

Full day courses may be available on request dependant on delegates previous experience.

Successful delegates will be issued with a Certificate of Training.

Who should attend?

This course is designed for all personnel whose company intends to appoint to carry out duties of mounting or to supervise the mounting of abrasive wheels.

Course Content

• Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
• Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
• Personnel Protective Equipment
• British standard marking system
• Storage, handling, transportation, inspection and testing of abrasive wheels
• Hazards arising when using abrasive wheels/discs
• Function of the main components
• Dressing and balancing band rest adjustment (off hand and pedestal grinders only)
• Changing an abrasive wheel or disc