Abrasive Wheels Training teaches employees how to properly set up, handle and operate equipment with abrasive wheels. It helps reduce workplace injuries, ensuring a safer working environment for all.
According to the HSE, nearly half of all accidents involving abrasive wheels are caused by unsafe work practices or operator error. Hence, it’s essential for employers to provide proper training to all workers that use abrasive wheels on handheld or fixed workshop machines.
This online course, which is CITB accredited at Tier 1 (Short Course Duration) and CPD certified & IIRSM approved, outlines the correct procedures to follow when using abrasive wheels on equipment such as angle grinders, petrol cut off saws, power or battery powered grinders, mitre or circular saws and bench grinders. It also identifies the hazards associated with these types of equipment, and the controls that should be in place to minimise potential risks.
It covers information such as the different types of abrasive wheels and how they are labelled, the safety considerations for each type, and the various precautions to be taken with each. In addition, it details the required protective equipment that should be worn to reduce the risk of injury, as well as discussing the importance of keeping records and implementing regular inspections.
Employees that undergo this training are more likely to take care of the equipment, reducing the likelihood of damage and extending the lifespan of each piece of machinery. Moreover, they are also more likely to follow the correct procedures in each task, thereby promoting quality, consistent work throughout the workplace. Abrasive Wheels Training