Cable Avoidance Tool

Course Objectives

It is envisaged that by the end of this course of training the learner will be able to answer questions on and perform the following:

Safety Awareness Session Covering:

Hazards arising from the use of abrasive wheels (Noise-Dust-Eyes-Vibration-Sparks)

Marking of Abrasive Wheels

Storage, Handling, Transporting, Inspecting and Testing of abrasive wheels

The function of all Main Components (Flanges, Washers, Brushes and Nuts)

Dressing & Balancing Wheels (Bench Machines)

Rest adjustment (Bench Machines)

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

Pre-start Checks: (Electrically Powered) Off Hand Grinding/Cut-off Machine:

Wiring, Plug, Guards, Spindle Speed Marked on Machine, Grinding Wheel undamaged and Correct Type, Correct Eye Protection Available, Tool Rest as Close as Practicable to Grinding Face, Area Free from Debris

Pre-start Checks: (Electrically Powered) Hand Held Grinding/Cutting-off Machine:

Wiring, Plug Guards, Spindle Speed Marked on Machine, Grinding Wheel Undamaged and Correct Type, Wheel Not Fitted too Tightly, Correct Eye Protection Worn

Pre-start Checks: (Petrol Driven) Cutting off Machine:

Drive Belt Tension, Guard (free from Abrasive Particles and Dust), flange Wear/Distortion, Fuel Mixture (Stored in Suitable Container), Spindle Speed Marked on Machine, Wheel not fitted too Tightly

Inspected Wheels/Discs before use:

Cracks, Damage, Blotters, Speed, Size, Correct Type for the job

Correctly changed a Grinding Wheel/Disc

Correctly dressed a Grinding Wheel

Bench Mounted Machines Only

Safely carried out practical cutting/grinding operations:

(Instructor to state cutting/grinding tasks completed)

The learning outcomes listed should not be considered in isolation and may be added to in order to accurately reflect the learner’s duties and working environment.