Who is this course for?
Farmers, managers, fitters, foremen and workers who are required to use abrasive wheels or petrol powered saws and supervise their use.
- Understand the nature of the hazards and identify the causes.
- Identify and understand requirements and responsibilities under the current legislation.
- Understand the characteristics of abrasive and their action.
- Understand and interpret the marking system of abrasive wheels.
- Recognise the need for careful handling of abrasive wheels and carry out visual check and ring tests (bench grinders).
- Understand and identify what speeds should be adhered to in wheel selection.
- Identify main components and understand their functions.
- Mount an abrasive wheel and /or a diamond blade.
- Understand the difference between truing and dressing a wheel, undertake dressing a wheel and identify dressers (bench grinders).
- Adjust work rests correctly (bench grinders).
- Use operating precautions and be aware of avoiding hazardous conditions.
- Demonstrate their knowledge on abrasive wheels and diamond blades.
- Carry out daily maintenance on petrol powered machines.
- Legislative responsibilities
- Abrasive wheel characteristics and cutting action
- Abrasive wheel composition and marking system
- Wheel and spindle speed
- Inspection, handling, storage and transport
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Abrasive wheel mounting components
- Diamond blades
- Mounting an abrasive wheel
- Adjustment of work rests
- Operating precautions
- Truing and Dressing the wheel
- Mounting a diamond blade
- Fault finding
- Petrol Driven Saws
- Safe use of equipment.