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Statistics show most accidents involving abrasive wheels occur because of an unsafe system of work or operator error. There are obvious dangers of wheel breakage or contact with a running wheel but other, less obvious health risks, such as vibration, noise and dust.
This online course is a general awareness course for workers in the construction and trades industry who use portable tools that have an abrasive or cutting wheel, commonly known as angle grinders, cut-off saws, disc cutters, skill saws, Stihl saws, con saws or ‘whizzers’. The course is designed to satisfy the training and awareness requirements of relevant legislation and regulations including HSG 17 and the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
This course can be used by people working in high risk environments as a general introduction alongside suitable supplementary, hazards specific training.
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Successful candidates will receive a IIRSM Certificate and 1 CPD Credit.
The Abrasive wheels safety awareness certificate has no expiry date because there is no formally recognised period of validity for any health and safety training. The HSE recommends refresher training is carried out whenever it is felt necessary. Safety registration bodies such as CHAS, SafeContractor, ConstructionLine & SMAS and other members of the SSiP scheme recommend most re-training is done every 3 years.
All of our courses, systems and services have been registered to the internationally recognised ISO 9001:2015 quality standard. Quality Management Systems Ltd (QMS) made this prestigious award to Commodious in January 2018. This gives assurance that the training and assessment was completed with a quality registered organisation.
Portable abrasive wheel tools can go under many names such as angle grinders, cut-off saws, disc cutters, skill saws, Stihl saws, con saws or ‘whizzers’. The course covers the obvious dangers from wheel breakage or contact with a running wheel but also details the less obvious health risks, such as vibration, noise and dust.
This online course will provide delegates with an understanding of the main risks associated with using portable abrasive wheels and ways to minimise and control the risks. The course also provides details of the various health and safety laws and regulations that impose a duty on both employees and employers to manage the risks associated with abrasive wheels.
After completing the course candidates will:
The course comprises 3 interactive modules and a final assessment. Module 1 covers types of discs and wheels and the legal and regulatory guidelines. Module 2 describes the risks and Module 3 discusses how to manage the risks. More information on each module is detailed below. Links to recommended reading and additional resources are provided within the training modules. These links are not mandatory and will not be tested for in the final assessment.
It takes approximately 50 minutes to complete the course in full. This can be spread out over multiple sessions or completed in a single session. There is no time limit for completion.
All candidates must complete a multiple choice assessment after working through the training material. The candidate will be asked 16 multiple choice questions, randomly chosen from a larger question pool, and need to answer a minimum of 12 correctly to pass. Candidates will be given instant feedback after completing the assessment stating whether they have passed or failed. The assessment can be re-taken as many times as is required to pass at no additional cost.
What is an abrasive wheel?
Inorganic bonded wheels.
Organic bonded wheels.
Legislation and guidelines
PUWER | COSHH | Other related rules and regs.
Drawing in, Contact, Breakage and Ejection of particles
Dust, noise and vibration
Working in a confined space with portable abrasive wheels
Burns, fire and explosions
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Abrasive Wheels Training Course Online - System requirements
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For the best experience, we recommend using Google Chrome version 90 or later. We do not recommend using Internet Explorer to access our courses as this can cause compatibility issues and lead to a poor experience.
After a successful purchase you will be automatically taken to our registration process. Here you create your learner(s) and assign the course(s) to them so that they can start training immediately. If you do not know all the learner details - no problem, you can return later and create the learners when it suits you.
The system automatically creates an admin group of your learners, this means you can access your learner accounts to obtain certificates or schedule reports on the progress of your group, useful for Health & Safety audits or Registration to organisations such as CHAS, SMAS, SafeContractor, ConstructionLine etc or site access when certificates are required.
If this all sounds too complicated feel free to contact us, we are more than happy to enrol you or your colleagues on your behalf.
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