Training is a legal requirement. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), require employers to provide adequate training and to ensure that abrasive wheels are operated only by employees who have received appropriate training in their safe use. If you are self-employed, the regulations still apply.
- The features of an abrasive wheel and how to protect yourself.
- How to operate your abrasive wheel safely and look after the machine.
- How to get best results.
- The regulations governing the use of such equipment.
- Abrasive Wheels (Operators with some experience)
One day Integrated Training and Assessment course covering the following topics:
- Protective clothing
- The relevant regulations
- Awareness of hazards
- Characteristics of an abrasive wheel
- The marking system
- Handling and storage
- Inspecting wheels
- Performing a ring test
- Speed and speed conversion
- Identifying components
- Mounting an abrasive wheel
- Adjusting the work rest
- Truing and dressing an abrasive wheel
- General safety awareness
Personal Protective Equipment:
Operators of abrasive wheels are strongly advised to wear the following items of personal protective equipment:
- Eye protection (NOT standard spectacles)
- Ear defenders
- Hard Hats (construction industry standard)
- Steel toe-capped boots
The type of eye protection needed is largely dependent upon the type of hazard, but comfort, style and durability are all features which need consideration:
The types of eye protection available are:
- Safety spectacles
- Eye shields
- Safety goggles
- Face shields
Standards for eye protection are laid down at present by BS EN 166 'Specifications for eye protectors for industrial and non-industrial uses'. The different grades of protection given under BS EN 166 for basic lenses with side shields signify the following:
- BS EN 166 B Grade 1 impact: goggles, face shields (not settable and eye shields).
- BS EN 166 B Grade 2 impact: goggles, face shields, spectacles and eye shields.
Please contact us for details about in-house course prices.