TTS ABW11: Abrasive Wheel Training for Angle Grinders, Petrol Cut Off Saws, Chop Saws & Bench/Pedestal Grinders.
This abrasive wheel course is accredited by the British Abrasives Federation (BAF) and is for operators of angle grinders, petrol cut off saws, chop saws & bench/pedestal grinders.
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.
This course covers all aspects of how to use a petrol cut off saw/floor saw safely including the selection of PPE, selection of abrasive wheels, operating the machine safely, refuelling, safe transportation etc.
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.
Grinding wheels are safe tools when they are used in accordance with some basic rules.
However if they are used incorrectly or not fitted carefully onto the machine, there is the possibility that the grinding wheel may burst.
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.