Abrasive Wheels

Abrasive Wheels Awareness
Duration: ½ day training session


Abrasive Wheels are used in many areas within the construction industry and can be highly dangerous if used by unauthorised or untrained staff. An apprentice mechanic lost the sight in his left eye when debris from a disintegrating wheel hit his eye. The wheel was poorly fitted and was operated at a speed greater than the maximum speed marked on the wheel.
In house certificate supplied by Zenith and signed by chartered safety practitioner
 Who should attend It is aimed at those who have some experience of working with abrasive wheels and who are over 18 years of age
Course Outcome
To provide guidance on working with abrasive wheels and to ensure employees have a clear understanding of the dangers associated with various types of wheels.

The participants will be able to demonstrate the safe fitting and use of abrasive wheels

 Course Syllabus Topic areas covered :

Terminology used.
Regulations and Best Practice.
Abrasive Wheel Hazards, Accidents and Statistics.
Correct Selection and Use of Personal Protective Equipment.
Machines, Maintenance and Inspection.
Storing, Handling and Transportation of Abrasive Wheels.
Inspecting and Testing of Abrasive Wheels.
Types and Markings of Abrasive Wheels.
Structure and Manufacture of Abrasive Wheels.
Flanges, Locknuts, Guards and Blotters.
Mounting Procedures – Angle Grinder, Disc Cutter, Chop Saw and Bench Grinder.
Balancing, Truing and Dressing Abrasive Wheels.
Abrasive Wheel Safety.
Test and end of training session to check knowledge and understanding.

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