Abrasive Wheels Training
The use of abrasive wheels is a common sight in a variety of industries and it’s essential that those who operate them receive the right training to minimise and control risks. Accidents from these wheels can be very serious and even fatal if the user’s skin or clothing gets in contact with it. This is because abrasive wheels typically rotate between 6,000 and 15,000 rpm – which is fast enough to significantly deform or damage the skin.
This eLearning course is designed to educate staff on the key hazards associated with the use of abrasive wheels, the key legislation and guidance around these and the practical steps that can be taken to minimise and control the risks. It covers what an abrasive wheel is, key legislation, the common hazards, selection and handling of wheels, the safe use of wheels, the use of personal protective equipment and respiratory protection and controlling the risk posed by dust.
Completing this online abrasive wheel awareness training will help workers handle abrasive wheels safely and with confidence, which will lead to fewer accidents and better productivity. It will also reduce equipment damage from misuse or incorrect handling, resulting in reduced maintenance and repair costs. Additionally, investing in staff training shows that the business values its employees and that it prioritises safety and development, which boosts morale, motivation and staff retention. It is a legal requirement under The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) that all staff who use abrasive wheels complete this awareness training. Abrasive Wheels Training