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Safety training for managers, supervisors, purchasing officers and safety officers of operators of grinding and cutting machines.


Course content


Introduction to the abrasive wheel regulations (PUWER 98)

  • Legal requirement for training of managers, purchasing officers, safety officers and supervisors.
  • The importance of operator training.
  • Risk assessment.
  • Hazards and dangers in the use of abrasive wheels and discs for operators.
  • Third party dangers.
  • How the right type of personal protective equipment (PPE) is vital and cost effective.

How an abrasive wheel works

  • Understanding the abrasive wheel marking system.


  • The importance of spindle speed and surface speed.


Questions and Answers


Receipt, handling, storage and inspection of abrasive wheels and discs


  • Receipt.


  • Handling prior to use.


  • Correct storage.


  • Inspection, examination and testing.


Machines and work areas


  • The importance of regular checks and machine maintenance.


  • Condition of floors and work area. Protection for third parties.


  • Importance of dressing and conditioning of wheels on bench and pedestal grinders.


Questions and Answers



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