This course has been designed to give persons who are required to operate Abrasive
Wheel Machines sufficient Safety Awareness and understanding in accordance with
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations. At the end of the course
participants will possess the necessary knowledge and skills to enable them
to identify the correct type of abrasive wheel to suit the operation, mount
the selected wheel correctly, understand the functions of all components, understand
his/her individual responsibilities with regard to the safe operation of the
tool correctly, select and use personal protective clothing and equipment and
understand the hazards associated with abrasive wheel use.
Introduction of Richardson-Hill Ltd - Safety Consultant and Register Candidates attending the Course
09.00 Safety Induction
Ascertain what experience and previous training the candidates have.
Outline the aim’s and objectives by the way of setting standards and maintaining uniformity.
09.15 Health & Safety Law
The Health and Safety at Work Act responsibilities. Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations.
The Construction (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations. Electricity at Work Regulations, Noise at Work Regulations, COSHH, Codes of Practice, British Standards and Guidance Notes.
Discussion on Risk Assessments, Method Statements, accidents, etc.
Discuss safety aspects of the working environment, include Site Safety Induction. The wearing of protective clothing/equipment.
Discuss the details of the Operation’s Manual for the type of machine used.
Definition of a disc and types of machines in use within the Construction Industry. examination , storage and handling of disc, marking system of discs and their selection, hazards created when using abrasive wheels.
Visual check/safety inspection of the abrasive wheel machines used on the Course.
Physical demonstration of the machine controls, starting, handling and re-fuelling procedures.
Reporting Defects Procedures - Discuss arrangements of recording and reporting defects.
Practical Assessment - All candidates are to demonstrate their ability to fit the abrasive wheel and use the machine safely.
Final Assessment of candidates asking them to clearly point out safety procedures. Any candidates who fail to meet or understand appropriate safety measures will be marked clearly on the course register as “failed”. Persons that fail will be informed of the reason why they have failed.
Multi choice questionnaire to determine delegates understanding.
Half Day Course - 10 persons (max)
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