ABRASIVE WHEEL TRAINING
This Abrasive Wheel Training Course is designed to teach you or your employees about the dangers of working with abrasive wheels and the correct practices on how to these dangers. Learners will be able to acquire comprehensive knowledge about safe working practices, the correct procedures for handling, mounting, and storing abrasive wheels, and essential safety precautions that must be used to control risks.
Abrasive Wheel Training covers both employee and employer responsibilities, and legal obligations under Health and Safety legislation. Furthermore, learners will be able to learn about risk assessments and specific hazards that must be addressed and managed when using different types of abrasive wheels and machinery within the workplace.
✔︎ Designed by health and safety industry experts in line with compliance requirements set by the current UK Health and Safety Legislation
✔︎ Visually engaging, tutor-led course
✔︎ Approximate duration 1.5 – 2 hours
✔︎ E-learning course – learn at your own pace, save on cost and cut on travel time
✔︎ Multiple re-assessment opportunities with no additional charge
✔︎ Approved course by IIRSM and CPD
✔︎ Immediate access to a nationally recognised and approved certificate upon completion
We are confident in the high quality of our tutor-led interactive courses. Therefore, you are welcome to complete the first module of this course for free. Please, register your interest with immediate access to all our course demos.
This course contains eleven interactive modules and includes a brief assessment at the end of each module. These include:
Module 1: Introducing abrasive wheels
- Introduction- abrasive wheel definition; materials and structures.
- Types of Abrasive Wheels – different types of abrasive wheels; types of machines attach abrasive wheel; types of power sources of abrasive wheels; use of abrasive wheels; two categories of grinding wheels and their use.
- Safety Issues- the importance to select the right abrasive wheel for the job; safety issues guidance materials.
- Module 1 – Recap
Module 2: The anatomy of an abrasive wheel
- Choosing the Right Abrasive Wheel – guidance on how to choose an appropriate wheel for the job; types of mounting.
- The Anatomy of an Abrasive Wheel – four main grinding wheel components information, types and purpose; wearing out of the wheel.
- Properties and Performance – the process of abrasive fracture and resilience in use; abrasive wheel properties and markings; manufactures safety information.
- Summary – recap on the module.
Module 3: The dangers of abrasive wheels
- The Importance of Selecting the Right Abrasive Wheel- how to ensure safety during the selection of the wheel; forces and pressures that act on the abrasive wheel in use.
- Hazards in the use of Abrasive Wheels- thirteen specific hazards in the use of abrasive wheel; consequences of using choosing a wrong wheel for the job.
- Conclusion – recap
Module 4: Abrasive wheel safety
- The Regulations – a variety of regulations and legislation that applies to abrasive wheel use.
- PPE- what includes in PPE at work; PPE requirements.
- Conclusion – recap
Module 5: Safe speeds
- Wheel Speeds- safe speeds; two maximum speeds for the abrasive wheel; fixed notices; colour stripes for wheel speeds; wheel and machine speed markings.
- Maximum Safe Speeds – the importance of using the correct speeds; travelling distances of the speed differences.
- Module 5 – Recap
- Module 6: Other wheel markings
- The Label- two general systems of wheel markings; the difference between two systems; how to read wheel markings; examples of wheel markings and decoded information; special code on the wheel markings.
- The Markings on Abrasive Wheels – recap
Module 7: Storage and handling
- Proper Storage and Handling- what not to do while handling or storing a wheel; the correct storage methods.
- Module 7 – Recap
Module 8: Checking and testing
- Testing- how to test a wheel; signs that may indicate unsafe use of the wheel; safe practice to use a wheel.
- Checking – how to check a wheel; acoustic ring test and how it works; vibration test – 5 steps; indications of a problem.
- Module 8 – Recap
Module 9: Training and certification
- Training- training and regulations; additional training that may be required when using a particular wheel type and what it includes.
- Balancing and Dressing Wheels- the importance of balancing and dressing wheels and who can carry out these tasks.
- Conclusion- recap
Module 10: Inspections
- Inspections- planned maintenance process; frequency and types of checks and inspections; record keeping for checks.
- Frequency of Inspections – frequency of inspections; what needs to be inspected; special checks under COSHH.
- Abrasive Wheel Lifespans – recommended lifespans for different types of wheels; disposal of the wheel.
- Summary – recap
Module 11: Course summary
- Course Summary – Part 1
- Course Summary – Part 2
WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?
This course is for anyone who uses abrasive wheels in their work role.
Upon completion of this course learners will be able to:
- Understand their and their employer legal responsibilities with regard to abrasive wheel safety within the workplace
- Understand different types of abrasive wheel and their use with different types of machinery
- State dangers of abrasive wheels and potential hazards
- Understand how to carry out tests and checks when using abrasive wheels
- Recognise the control measures that must be put in place in order to reduce the risk of injury
- Understand how to correctly use abrasive wheels, including the control measures to reduce or eliminate the risk of injury within the workplace
The online assessment is carried out on completion of each module. You are given the chance to review all your answers at the end of each module before final submission. If you don’t pass, don’t worry! You can re-take each test up to 6 times with no extra charge.
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