Abrasive Wheels Training Course
This online Abrasive Wheels Training course covers a range of different topics which are of high importance when working with abrasive wheels. The use of abrasive wheels is regulated by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) This Act states that it is a legal requirement for those using potentially dangerous equipment to be appropriately trained. Almost half of all accidents are due to operator error or unsafe systems.
This course looks at the other relevant legislations that are put in such as the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 (as amended) and Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005. It ensures to highlight the dangers of abrasive wheels by concentrating on the hazards and risks involved.
Workers need to understand the different categories of grinding wheels and the responsibilities that employers and employees have when working with abrasive wheels to ensure there is a minimised risk to health and safety.
- Work towards compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation
- Train online at your own pace with a full audio voiceover
- Accredited by CPD
- Certificate on successful completion
- Course duration: 30 minutes
- Unlimited resits at no cost
Who is this Online Abrasive Wheels Training for?
If your job involves operating abrasive wheels for grinding and cutting activities, then this course is much-needed training to ensure you are aware of the risks involved and how to protect yourself when operating abrasive wheels.
This course is ideal for both employers and employees, as it demonstrates what regulations should be followed and highlights the importance of a risk assessment and operator checks before use of any abrasive wheels.
Abrasive Wheels Training Certification
Our entire library of training courses are accredited by the CPD Certification Service as adhering to the universally recognised Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.
Upon passing the online assessment you will have the options to both print and download your Abrasive Wheels Training Certificate in PDF format. In addition to this an automated email will also be sent to your chosen email address containing a link to your certificate ensuring you always have access to a copy.
Furthermore, a QR code is displayed on each certificate which when scanned by a smartphone links to our certification database. This allows employers, auditors and local authority inspectors, for example, to establish a certificates validity instantly and at any time.
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This course aims to provide you with the appropriate knowledge of abrasive wheels, the health and safety issues that may arise and the current legislation surrounding it. With this knowledge, you will be able to maintain an understanding of what risks are involved and how these can be prevented.
On completion of the course, you should be able to:
- List some categories of grinding wheels
- Identify the definition of PUWER
- Recognise the relevant legislation
- Identify the responsibilities placed on employees
- List the 5 steps to a risk assessment
- Identify what a ‘risk’ and a ‘hazard’ is
- List some hazards surrounding grinding wheels
- State some safety checks
- List some operator checks
- List some abrasive ‘don'ts’
Training Course Content
This course is made up of the following modules:
An Introduction to Abrasive Wheels
This section introduces the learner to the course and what abrasive wheels are and what they are typically made of.
Module 1 - Categories of Grinding Wheels and Relevant Legislation
This section of the course concentrates on the different categories of grinding wheels and their importance. It also looks at the vital legislation relating to abrasive wheels, such as PUWER, Provision of Use of Work Regulations 1998
Module 2 - 5 Step Risk Assessment
This section of the course covers what is included in the five steps to a risk assessment and who should complete them. It also looks at the definition of a hazard and a risk, as well as the hazards caused by grinding wheels
Module 3 - Operator Checks
In this final section, you will cover the importance of operator checks before starting any grinding wheel operation and look at the ‘abrasive wheel don'ts’.
On completion of the course lessons and training material an online assessment will automatically unlock. The assessment will contain 15 multiple-choice questions and a mark of 75% or above will be required to pass.
The assessment will be marked instantly and so you will know straight away if you have passed or not. If you don't pass first time there's no need to worry. Unlimited resits at absolutely no additional charge are available so you can retake the assessment again as many times as you need to.
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