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Abrasive Wheels

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As a result of this course, participants will be able to:

  • 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

Who is the Course For?
Farmers, managers, fitters, foremen and workers who are required to use abrasive wheels or petrol powered saws and supervise their use.

One day
This course can be registered with Lantra as an Integrated Training and Assessment course resulting, should the candidate meet the required standard, in a certificate of competence. Alternatively a certificate of attendance can be issued to cover the Mounitng of Abrasive Wheels.

Instructor/Trainee Ratio
1:6 Min: 1:2

Course Content
Introduction and aims of course
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 components
Hazards arising from use of abrasive wheels and saws
Mounting an abrasive wheel
Adjustment of work rests
Truing and dressing the wheel
Mounting a diamond blade
Fault finding
Diamond blades
The safe use of equipment
Practical Assessment and Assessment of Underpinning knowledge

Facilities/Equipment required:
Work place, adequate and complying with workplace regulations with materials to cut and grind and clamping equipment.
Room with table and chairs.

Eye protection (CE EN166 B)
Suitable protective workshop clothing
Bench mounted grinder, petrol driven saw, and hand held machines (relevant to each course) in safe working order.

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