Abrasive Wheels Regulations
Abrasive Wheels Regulations - Wurkplace Blog

Abrasive Wheels Regulations

Under the ‘Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998’ and the ‘Abrasive Wheels Regulations 1970’ those who operate Abrasive Wheels must have sufficient training.  This training must certify competence and not just attendance.  Wurkplace’s online training course requires certain criteria be met before allowing a pass on the course. This includes a 75% pass mark on each end of module test.

The Regulations…

Under these regulations, it requires training to cover:

  • The hazards and risk involved and what precautions to takeAbrasive Wheels Regulations
  • How to inspect and test to a suitable level
  • Methods of marking
  • Suitable PPE

Wurkplace’s  RoSPA approved Abrasive Wheels Training meets these requirements.

Nearly 50% of all accidents involved Abrasive Wheels are due to unsafe systems of work or user error.

Legislation to support Abrasive Wheels Regulations 1970:

  • Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992
  • Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations
  • Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2002

This legislation also states that appropriate protection must be worn at all times to protect from risks such as:

  • Noise and vibrations
  • Inhalation of dust from dry grinding operations
  • Injury to the eyes from flying abrasive and metallic particles
  • Physical injury due to flying wheel fragments or ejected work pieces

Register for a free trial on our Abrasive Wheel Training, buy now for £35 + VAT or call 0330 400 5490 to register for a bulk discount.

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