Abrasive Wheels Training
The abrasive wheels training course from H&W Training is suitable for farmers, managers, fitters, foremen and other workers that use bench mounted abrasive wheels or petrol powered saws.
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Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Understand the nature of the hazards and identify the causes
- Identify and understand requirements and responsibilities under the current legislation
- Understand the characteristics of abrasives and their actions
- Understand and interpret the marking system of abrasive wheels
- Recognise the need for careful handling of abrasive wheels and carry out visual check and ring tests (for bench grinders)
- Understand and identify what speeds should be adhered to in wheel selection
- Identify main components and understand their functions
- Mount an abrasive wheel and /or a diamond blade
- Understand the difference between truing and dressing a wheel, undertake dressing a wheel and identify dressers (for bench grinders)
- Adjust work rests correctly (for bench grinders)
- Use operating precautions and be aware of avoiding hazardous conditions
- Demonstrate their knowledge on abrasive wheels and diamond blades
- Carry out daily maintenance on petrol powered machines
Course options (tailored to suit your individual needs):
- Hand Held Electrical
- Hand Held Electrical/Engine Driven
- Hand Held Electrical/Bench Mounted
- Engine Driven
- Engine Driven/Bench Mounted
- Bench Mounted
- Bench Mounted/Hand Held Electrical/Engine Driven
The duration of the course largely depends on the number of categories you wish to be trained in and your level of experience.
For example, a novice operator may require 3 days of training to cover all 3 categories, whereas an experienced operator without prior formal evidence may only require 2, possibly even 1 days training.
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- Modern Apprenticeships (MA) – working for you from day one apprentices gain the skills you need to increase productivity. SDS will make a contribution to training costs and a learning provider can organise the training for you if required.
- Employer Recruitment Incentive (ERI) – employers get an incentive of up to £2,000 –depending on criteria – to take on a Modern Apprentice who has had a barrier to employment in the past or is unemployed.
- Flexible Training Opportunities (FTO) – businesses with existing staff of up to 150 employees can get up to 50% of training costs reimbursed up to a maximum of £5000 for 10 training episodes. FTOs aim to help smaller firms weather the recession.
- Low Carbon Skills Fund – Businesses who train their staff in carbon reduction and energy efficiency, can access up to £500 each towards a maximum of 25 training experiences
NPTC Assessment is available upon completion of these training courses.