Abrasive Wheels (PUWER) Regulations - Theory and Practical

Abrasive Wheels (PUWER) Regulations - Theory and Practical

A one day course for Theory and Practical for anyone involved in the use of Abrasive Wheels.

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To assist delegates, involved with using, mounting or supervising the use of Abrasive Wheels.


Participants will:

  • Have an understanding of legal requirements placed on their organisation
  • Appreciate their legal responsibilities when involved with Abrasive Wheels
  • Apply procedure in accordance with good practice
  • Reduce incidents involved with Abrasive Wheels
  • Welcome and Introduction to the course
  • Aims and Objectives
  • Hazards with Abrasive Wheels
    • Wheel Breakages
    • Incorrect Use of Grinding Machinery
    • Incorrect Loading of Grinding Wheels
    • Incorrect Mounting of Grinding Wheels
  • Marking of Abrasive Wheels and Storage
    • Methods of Marking Abrasive Wheels
    • Identification of Maximum Operating Speeds
    • Identification and Composition of Abrasive Wheels
    • Methods to be applied for Storage on various types and shapes of Abrasive Wheels
    • Environmental Factors affecting Storage of Abrasive Wheels
    • Handling and Transporting Abrasive Wheels
  • Inspection and Testing of Abrasive Wheels
    • Techniques for Identifying cracks in Abrasive Wheels
    • Techniques for Identifying damage to Abrasive Wheels
    • Selection of correct wheel type for operation required
  • Mounting of Abrasive Wheels
    • Preparing the Machine and Work Area
    • Inspection of Machine Controls
    • Inspection and Selection of Guards
    • Various Mounting Techniques for Abrasive Wheels
    • Adjustment of Guards and Work Rests
    • Methods of Dressing Abrasive Wheels
    • Use of Extractors and Coolants
    • Reinstating Work Area after Mounting
  • Practical Exercises
  • Programme Review and Evaluation

This programme uses a mixture of group discussions, pro-forma examples, information input sessions to fully involve participants.