Abrasive Wheel Training for Chop Saws, Angle Grinders and Bench/Pedestal Grinders

TTS ABW7: Abrasive Wheel Training for Chop Saws, Angle Grinders and Bench/Pedestal Grinders.

We are changing the way that we deliver our abrasive wheel training courses:

Due to the coronavirus we have had to make significant changes in how we conduct abrasive wheel training on site at our customers premises.

Further to conducting training and RPE testing for the NHS during the coronavirus pandemic and following guidance from the Health and Safety Executive, the following measures will help us to minimise the risk of contamination whilst still delivering the highest quality service.

We will no longer be delivering the theory part of the training course on-site so we can minimise social contact. 

The theory part of the training course will now be delivered via an online webinar, all trainees will be required to watch this and complete a theory test prior to the practical training taking place.

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.

This abrasive wheel course is accredited by the BAF (British Abrasives Federation) and is for operators of angle grinders, other hand held grinders, bench/pedestal 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.

Bench & Pedestal grinders use vitrified wheels for grinding a variety of materials.

Vitrified wheels are brittle due to the way that they are manufactured which means if they are not used correctly they are liable to break.

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.

We are one of the leading providers of abrasive wheel training courses in the U.K.

All of our abrasive wheel training courses are accredited by the British Abrasives Federation (BAF).

All of our instructors are also machine operators so fully understand all aspects of cutting and grinding.

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    Abrasive wheel training for chop saws, angle grinders, other hand held grinders, bench/pedestal grinders.

    This course can be delivered as a half day course for experienced operators, or for refresher training, or as a full days course for the less experienced or novice operator.

    This course can be delivered on your site/premises anywhere in the UK at a time and on a date to suit you, or we run regular open/public courses throughout the year at convenient locations across the UK.

    Course Content

    We have 2 options for abrasive wheel training for chop saws, angle grinders, bench/pedestal grinders:

    Option 1: A half day course which is more suited to experienced operators or for refresher training.

    Option 2: A full day course for the less experienced or novice operators who require more practical training.

    • The Need to Train and Statutory Requirements
    • Characteristics of an Abrasive Wheel and the Types
    • Marking of Abrasive Wheels
    • Speed
    • Hazards and Precautions to be taken
    • Kickback
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Angle Grinder Safety
    • Chop Saw Safety
    • Bench/Pedestal Grinder Safety
    • Wheel Dressing
    • Storage & Handling
    • Inspection and Methods of Testing for Damage
    • Abrasive Wheel Machine Components
    • Guarding
    • Specific Mounting Procedures

    If you book a half day course then why not add another half day course or accredited face fit tests for only £210 + VAT.

    Choose from:

    Abrasive Wheel, Asbestos Awareness, Manual Handling, Safe Working at Heights, Vehicle Banksman, Risk Assessment or up to 10 fit2fit Accredited Face Fit Tests.

    Who Should Attend Our Course?

    Delegates who are involved in the use of abrasive wheels, and those who are responsible for the changing of abrasive wheels, or those who supervise abrasive wheel operations.

    “In relation to abrasive wheels, PUWER 98 requires, among other things, that all machinery is suitable for its intended use and is properly maintained, and that employees, including those using, mounting and managing the operation of abrasive wheels, are fully informed and properly trained in their safe use”.

    Source: HSE Publication HSG17 (Safety in the use of Abrasive Wheels).

    On completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised BAF accredited certificate of training and the attendees details will be entered in to the BAF national operators database.

    Training Requirements

    Conducted on any site that has suitable facilities (power and seating), this course is for 1 to 12 trainees but we can train up to a maximum of 15 trainees.

    When conducting the practical element of the training where possible we like to use the customer’s equipment it is their responsibility to ensure the equipment is suitable for its intended use, that is properly maintained and that all trainees are in possession of the correct PPE for the type of machine that they will be using.

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