Abrasive Wheels and Hand Tools Awareness
- Automotive, Construction, Employability, Engineering, Manufacturing, Warehousing / Facilities
- Location / Campus, Work-Based
- Full Time, Daytime / Working Hours, Day / Block Release, Flexible
- 7 hours study
As there are no binding safety requirements across the world for abrasive products, users are naturally worried and buying safe abrasives for the many fields of use is made that much more difficult.
In the UK the British Abrasives Federation (BAF) provides a vehicle whereby abrasive suppliers have the opportunity to take an active role in the generation of safety rules, regulations and standards common to all participating countries.
This programme is designed to introduce and support progression for those employed or looking to gain employment in environments where the safe use and application of abrasive wheels and hand tools is a requirement.
Upon completion of this course learners would have basic understanding and awareness of the safe use of abrasive wheels together with equipment and hand tools used in a workshop relevant to all aspects of Engineering and Manufacturing environments.
What you'll learn / gain skills in
Understanding Hazards, Risks and Precautions
Training, Safety, Legal Requirements
Abrasive Wheels - Storage, Handling and Use
Types of abrasive wheels
Markings - EN / oSa numbers
Grit sizes / Mesh
Hardness and uses
Speed and implications
Safe Handling - Guards, implications of mis-use
Wheel breakages - Causes and how these can be avoided
Pneumatic airlines - Accidents and Hazards
Practical Activities - Angle Grinder / Chop Saw / Bench Grinder / Pedestal Grinder
Demonstrate ability to understand and identify functions and key components
Demonstrate ability to inspect and test abrasive wheels
Demonstrate ability to safely mount a wheel
Use of Bespoke Tools and Equipment - Belt Linisher / Pedestal Drill / Hand tools
Understand and identify functions and key components
Understand checks required
Application and safe use
Observation, Feedback and Verification of Training
No formal entry requirements. However, all students will complete a short initial assessment on Literacy and Numeracy. Students must also provide eligibility evidence to meet European Social Funding regulations, including:
- Employment status
- National Insurance number
Examples of relevant documentation include Passport, Drivers licence, National Insurance Card, Payslip.
The course can be attended by both the employed and unemployed.