Course Aims: to give trainees knowledge, understanding and basic skills in the safe use of abrasive wheels. It introduces trainees to the hazards and risks involved with abrasive wheels operation and to comply with health and safety legislation.
Duration: One day, morning theory session and afternoon practical.
· Basic skills in the safe use of abrasive wheels.
· Hazards and risks involved with abrasive wheels operation.
· Health and safety legislation.
· Duties and responsibilities under the abrasive wheels regulations.
· Identifying parts and markings on the abrasive wheels.
· Different types of grinding operations and different types of grinding wheels that can be used.
· Obtaining the component drawings and specifications required for the components to be machined
· Identifying grinding faults and when grinding wheels need re-dressing/forming.
· The correct start up and shutdown of the machine.
· How to mount, test and use a grinding wheel.
· Hazards that can occur while using the machine.
· The safety mechanisms on the machine and check that they function correctly.
· Stopping the machine in an emergency.
· Safe handling and storage of grinding wheels.
Afternoon Practical: For the practical session delegates will be split up into smaller groups to practice mounting the correct and relevant discs and the basic cutting and grinding tasks. Also covering the pre-use checks of equipment, PPE and safe and correct use techniques.
For the practical delegates are required to bring the following:
- Handheld machine/s in safe working order (operating paperwork if possible)
- A selection of new and worn cutting/ grinding wheels and off cuts of materials to practice cutting e.g. wood, brick, concrete if possible.
- Protective Workshop clothing including gloves, ear and eye protection, safety boots and spectacles if worn.
This practical is designed to be bespoke, please provide details of the machine you/your delegate(s) will be using with your booking.
Upon successful completion: trainees will be issued with an accredited UKRS Certificate which will be valid for 3 years.