Hand Held Petrol Driven Cut Off Saw

This course is designed for delegates who are required to operate a range of petrol cut off saws in the workplace and covers the theory, safe fitting of the wheel to the equipment and practical cutting tasks.

  • 3 Year Expiry
  • On Site
  • 1 Day
  • 6 Maximum

Course Aim

This hand held petrol cut off training course has been designed to help users identify, select, inspect and fit all varieties of wheel on a variety of hand held cut off saws and understand any legal application. The practical session includes choosing, inspecting and fitting the wheel for a specific task.

Course Contents

Introduction and Aims, Legislation & Guidance, Types of Wheel, Types of Cut Off Saw, Wheel characteristics & cutting action, Wheel composition & marking system, Wheel & spindle speeds, Inspection, handling, storage & transport, Personal Protective Equipment, Wheel components, Hazards / Risk Assessment, Fitting of a wheel.


Delegates are required to demonstrate their competence by passing three separate tests. The tests consist of a pre use check, associated knowledge test and a practical test of operating skills. Successful delegates will be awarded their Certificate of Basic Training which is valid for a period of 3 years.

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  • Introduction and Aim
  • Legislation &
  • Guidance
  • Types of Wheel
  • Types of Cut Off Saw
  • Wheel characteristics & cutting action
  • Wheel composition & marking system
  • Wheel & spindle speeds
  • Inspection, handling, storage & transport
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Wheel components
  • Hazards / Risk
  • Assessment
  • Fitting of a wheel
  • Practical Exercises
  • Practical Assessments

Associated Knowledge Test (5 open and 20 multiple choice questions), Pre Use Test and Practical Test of Basic Operating Skills 

Max number of trainees: 6

Length of Certification: 3 Years

A Certificate of Training and ID card will be awarded to successful delegates, the course is accredited by NPORS.

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