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Number of Candidates - Up to 6

Course Details

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Handheld Petrol Driven Cut Off Saw

Course Aim

To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the hazards associated with operating such machinery including attachments. To have a working knowledge of how the various machines operate and to identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions, including weight limits, and to carry out an effective pre use check.

Course Contents

  • ​An overview of the HSWA 1974 and how it effects the planning of work with abrasive wheels
  • What are the duties of care placed on employers by PUWER 1998
  • What are the responsibilities placed on employees by PUWER 1998
  • The common causes of accidents with abrasive wheels
  • The common causes of burst wheels
  • The markings found on abrasive wheels
  • The markings found on angle grinders and petrol cutting tools
  • The British marking system that is found on abrasive wheels and how it can be used when ordering new wheels
  • Eye protection what is the best type and why it is needed
  • Hearing protection why it is needed and what style is recommended
  • Dust masks why they are needed and what type is recommended
  • What other PPE is required when using abrasive wheels
  • The effects on the human respiratory system of RSA Silica and how dust suppression systems can be effective in preventing long term damage
  • What precautions are recommend when using abrasive wheels to prevent fires
  • The safe use of abrasive wheels in confined spaces
  • What are the dangers of HAV when using abrasive wheels and how it can be controlled
  • What is the difference between old style abrasive wheels and diamond cutting disks
  • How to avoid blade core failure with diamond cutting disks
  • Daily checks needed on diamond, abrasive and all tools to ensure safe use

Assessment Method

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

Additional Information

Max number of trainees – 3

Length of Certification - 3 Years

Duration - Dependant on Experience and number of trainees on course.


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Course Duration - 1 Day

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Certificate Length - 3 Years