About the course
This course is designed to raise awareness of the key points in the safe handling and use of abrasive wheels and to protect you and those around you.
There are a wide range of tools and processes that use abrasive wheels and ensuring these are used correctly and safely is of paramount importance. Applications range from hand grinding to disc cutting. They can be used at all stages of a work process, for making preliminary cuts and scores in materials or for fine polishing and finishing. For this reason, it’s important that you always select the right abrasive wheel for the job and use it with the right machinery.
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.
Aims of the course
To educate employers and employees of risks associated with the use of abrasive wheels at work and the actions that are necessary to take to control the risks.
Who is it for?
This course is aimed at anyone who uses abrasive wheels or employs people who use abrasive wheels as part of their work.
1. INTRODUCING ABRASIVE WHEELS
2. THE ANATOMY OF ABRASIVE WHEELS
3. THE DANGERS OF ABRASIVE WHEELS
4. ABRASIVE WHEEL SAFETY
5. SAFE SPEEDS
6. OTHER WHEEL MARKINGS
7. STORAGE AND HANDLING
8. CHECKING AND TESTING
9. TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION
11. COURSE SUMMARY