British Abrasives Federation (BAF) Accredited Abrasive Wheel Training.
Our Abrasive Wheel Training Courses are:
- British Abrasives Federation (BAF) Accredited.
- Delivered by our own Accredited Instructors (who are machine operators).
- Tailored to Suit the Specific Machines that you use.
Our Abrasive Wheel Courses:
- Will Comply with Government COVID Secure Guidance (if the training is on your site then suitable facilities will need to be provided).
- Will Include a Theory Session with Machine Specific Information (can be delivered online or on your site).
- Will Include Practical Assessments in Small Groups (to reduce social contact).
This abrasive wheel course is accredited by the BAF (British Abrasives Federation) and is for operators of angle grinders & chop saws.
An angle grinder features a heavy duty abrasive cutting or grinding disc that is powerful enough to cut or grind through steel, concrete and other hard materials.
Powered by electricity, compressed air or a battery powered motor, these hard-wearing tools demand that every safety precaution is followed to help prevent injury.
A chop saw can be as dangerous to use as any other saw.
This type of saw uses a resin bonded abrasive wheel or a TCT wheel which are designed to cut metal or other hard materials.
They can also be fitted with diamond tipped wheels for brick or block cutting on specialist machines such as the Norton Clipper Saw.
There are far too many abrasive wheel accidents reported in various work places, these accidents range from minor to severe; some resulting even in fatality.
The good news is that over 90% of these accidents are preventable if good safety precautions are adopted and this starts with thorough accredited training for all operators.
The theory part of the training can now be delivered via an online webinar or on your site still if you prefer.
If the theory training is conducted on your site then the room provided must be large enough for the number of trainees plus the instructor and allow for 2m social distancing or 1m+ ( if only 1m+ then face coverings will have to be worn for the session).
If you decide to use the online option for the theory part of this course, then this must all be watched and a theory test completed before we attend your site for the practical assessments.
The practical training is an integral part of an abrasive wheel course this part of the course cannot be successfully completed virtually.
“There is no substitute for thorough practical training in all aspects of the mounting and use of abrasive wheels.” Source HSG17 “Safety in the Use of Abrasive Wheels”.
The practical element of the training will be conducted on your site but in small groups of a maximum of 3 people at a time and taking approximately 45 minutes to complete each group.
The practical training will include: wheel changes, dressing of the wheels where required and an operator competency assessment.