Safe Use of Abrasive Wheels – Portable

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Date(s) - 15/01/2021
8:30 am - 1:00 pm

Lodgemore Training Centre

Who is it for?

This training course is designed for personnel who need setup, use, select and change abrasive wheels and discs on portable grinding machines.

Aims and Objectives:

To provide training to ensure the correct selection, mounting, maintenance and use of abrasive wheels on portable grinding machines. On completion of training course, candidates should have a robust understanding of the types of abrasive wheels and discs in their workplace. The techniques required to inspect maintain and replace abrasive wheels.

Course Content:

  • Introduction
  • Duties and responsibilities of stakeholders
  • Applying MindSafety to operations
  • Use of the REACTEC HAVmeter (or equivalent, as issued)
  • Hazards and risks associated with grinding/cutting operations
  • The working environment and dust suppression measures
  • Personal protective equipment requirements
  • Types and design of abrasive wheels and disc
  • Factors Influencing the selection of grinding and cutting wheels
  • Methods of Inspection, including Visual & Ring Checks
  • In-service maintenance of abrasive wheels
  • Storing and handling of abrasive wheels
  • Calculation of wheel speeds
  • Wheel/Disc mounting sequence, safe procedure
  • Basic grinding or cutting techniques
  • Refuelling safety (if applicable)
  • Safety with trailing leads and electrical supplies (if applicable)
  • Transporting of portable grinding machines
  • Summary assessments
  • Course documentation and closure

Duration: 0.5 Days


Bookings are closed for this course.