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Portable Grinding Wheels and tools, Competent Operative course

  • All rotary cutting and grinding machines must be properly guarded but without impeding the work. A machine guard does not mean that other cautions can be ignored.
  • The ubiquitous 4 1/2 " angle grinder is a good friend, used properly. Make an enemy of it and it will bite off your fingers, or blind you!
  • Exploding Grinding Wheel!
A machine shop operative placed a grinding wheel on a lathe to grind the outside diamater of a component. 
Owing to  lack of  instruction and knowledge, he used a grinding wheel too big for the rotational speed used on the lathe, although he had fixed the wheel properly. 
As a result, the grinding wheel exploded and one of its pieces hit him in the chest, killing him.
  • Always select the right wheel for the task and the right rotational velocity for the wheel's optimum performance and safety.
  • Having selected the right tools, ensure the maker's instructions are followed with special regard to fitting, securing and removing wheels and discs. Be careful not to over tighten and that the mandrill is properly bushed to the right size.
  • Ignoring cautions, being careless and over-familiar causes pain,
  • disability, or death.
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Course subject: Grinding Wheels and rotary abrasion/cutting tools. The Focus is on wheels and portable tools, electric or pneumatic.

Elements: Selection, safe use and maintenance of wheel/disc tools and motive units.
Safe disc speeds, disc storage and handling, changing wheels using the right torque and spacers, changing mandrills and gauging eccentricity and 'run-out'
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), topical workplace conditions and Risk Assessment for operatives.
Safe use of compressed air supplies and test requirements. 
Safe use of Electrical supplies and test requirements. 

Minimum Entry Requirements:  Basic English, numeracy, literacy and previous skill and experience in using hand-tools, on materials of wood, stone and metal.

What to bring with you: PPE (CE marked) appropriate for the task. This usually comprises: Eye protection (goggles and face-shield), abrasion resistant gloves, safety-foot-wear, ear-defenders, single shift dust-mask and overalls. Discussion about your Risks, prior to the course may vary these requirements.

This training course is for a minimum class size of six and a maximum of ten, per instructor. Ex VAT prices are calculated on a per capita head; minimum charges based on six people.

Lunch and breaks are incorporated: Course usually start at 09:00, with a ten minute break at 10:30, lunch at 12:30 and afternoon break at 14:30. The usual finish time is 16:30.

The one day course offers theoretical and practical guidance with practise sessions, prior to instructor examination  of competence, during the last course session. Candidates examined successful will be issued with Certificates, or safety-pass cards, following completion. The form of training and certification is fully compliant with the Employer's training duties: specified or implied under Regulations subjugate to the Health & Safety at Work... Act, 1974.

Certificates and cards may be used for such legal endorsement of competence as is required by second and third parties. 

Courses are organised either at the client site, or here, in Telford, depending on what best suits the client organisation. The commission of all courses requires that we mutually discuss and appraise the client's training  needs, based on recently conducted Risk Assessments and current statements of safe working practice, for specific tasks. 

Conditions: Unless already having a credit account with us, Clients will be required to pay a deposit equivalent to half the billing value, two weeks in advance of agreed dates. A full refund will be given, in the event of cancellation by the client, provided that due notice has been given due, written acknowledgement, at least three working days prior to the planned start date. In the event that we are unable to accommodate training on agreed dates and always provided that less than three working days notice has been given and acknowledged, we will agree suitable alternative dates with you and we shall discount connected charges for training by one half of that first offered.

In the event of candidates failing to attend agreed times and dates for training, all charges will remain due for payment, unless three clear days notice of absence has first been given. 

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