Who is the course suitable for?

  • Anybody who puts (mounts) abrasive wheels on angle grinders, con-saws, and chop saws.
  • Users of bench grinders.

Course Content

  • Importance of training.
  • General duties of employers and employees
  • The Common law and The 2005 Act. (Health and Safety at work)
  • Abrasive wheel regulations, (2016 Regulations)
  • Examples of typical accidents (why training is required).
  • Reasons why accidents occur, and how to avoid them.
  • How to select an abrasive wheel.
  • Blotters, expiry dates, the ring test and how to dress an abrasive wheel.
  • What  markings on abrasive wheels indicate.
  • Why to, and how to measure spindle speeds.
  • Current legal situation in Ireland.
  • Types of PPE. (personal protective equipment)
  • Safety checks.(pre use & post use)
  • How & why to protect your lungs from dust
  • Noise, and Vibration, and B.S. markings

What will you leave the course with?
You will leave with a good quality handbook. This handbook is yours to keep. It will be a useful reference for the future. You will also get a certificate for completing this abrasive wheel training. This abrasive wheel course is available online. That means you can complete part of it at home with a computer, or tablet. You can also attend classroom based courses.

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