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Abrasive Wheels Operators


This course introduces students to the hazards associated with the storage and use of abrasive wheels, including practical demonstrations. A Schedule of Training is a legal requirement for all those who mount abrasive wheels and this course helps employers meet their duties.

Who needs this qualification?

Any staff who are required to store or mount abrasive wheels or those requiring familiarisation with the Regulations.

Why is this training important?

It is a legal requirement of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) that all individuals appointed to change abrasive wheels are competent to do so. This course is a Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) approved course that will allow employers to comply with this requirement.

Course content

  • Definition and classes of abrasive wheels
  • Markings and selection
  • Legislation
  • Sample risk assessments
  • Control measures
  • Guarding and components
  • Use of personal protective equipment
  • Handling & mounting
  • Storage
  • Appointed persons
  • Client Specific areas

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the course, learners will:

  • Know the nine different classes of abrasive wheels and the importance of selecting the correct type of abrasive wheel for each task
  • Understand how operator error contributes to abrasive wheel failure and prevent accidents/incidents from occurring
  • Be competent to identify damaged or excessively worn wheels, wheels that may be unsuitable, and wheels that need to be replaced
  • Be skilled in mounting and replacing wheels, following a safe system of work
Certificated by: Ouch Learning & Development
Duration: Half Day
Assessment: Multiple choice exam
Prerequisites: None
Validity of award: 3 years
Learner-to-trainer ratio: Maximum 12 learners per trainer
Delivery formats available: Face-to-face

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