ABRASIVE WHEELS - This abrasive wheels safety training course comprises of an introduction to current legislation and dangers associated with Abrasive Wheels, Machine and Grinding wheel examination, Abrasive Wheel types and markings, wheel mounting, safe use including both bench grinders and hand held machines. It covers Grit and Bond Types, Structure reinforcement and Storage. Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations ( PUWER ) are discussed. A test paper and a practical session included. Duration Approx 5 HRS
Essential for those using GRINDING WHEELS or any type of ABRASIVE WHEELS
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An abrasive wheel is usually defined as a wheel consisting of abrasive particles
bonded together using organic or inorganic substances such as resin.
Legislation is provided by the following:
Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98)
Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 1992 (as amended)
The hazards involved in abrasive wheels can include bursting or breakage, entaglement through contact with the abrasive wheel that's running and any physical injury from noise, dust inhalation and from the component being ground.
Research has shown that up to half of all accidents which involve abrasive wheels are due to errors from the operator or from practices which involve unsafe systems.
Asbestos Wheels Training Regulations and Guidance
Safety in the use of abrasive wheels
Revised in line with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98)
Guidance subsequent to the repeal of abrasive wheels regulations
(encompassing relevant PUWER 1998 issues and any conflicts with draft
European standards). In addition to looking at essential training needs,
the guide also focuses on details such as: wheel characteristics;
safety in grinding machine operations; wheel mounting procedures and
issues; guards; extra considerations for portable or hand-held grinders;
and protective equipment requirements.
This guidance is issued by
the Health and Safety Executive. It was last revised in 1992.
This latest revision is part of a major review of guidance by
the Health and Safety Executive and follows the introduction
of the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 1992 as amended
and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.
Following the guidance
is not compulsory and you are free to take other action. But
if you do follow the guidance you will normally be doing enough
to comply with the law. Health and Safety inspectors seek to
ensure compliance with the law and may refer to this guidance
as illustrating good practice.
The Health and Safety Executive
would like to acknowledge the help of Geoff Wheway, the British
Abrasives Federation and TASSIA - Training and Safety Specialists
in Abrasives in the preparation of this revised guidance