The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) Regulation 9(1) states “every employer shall ensure that all persons who use work equipment have received adequate training for the purposes of health and safety”.  Regulation 9(2) also states that any employee who supervises or manages the use of work equipment has received adequate training for the purposes of health and safety. The aim of this course is to train people in the skills and knowledge needed to achieve the standards of competency required to use portable hand held disc cutters and grinders in the workplace.

Course Objectives:

On completion of this course the trainee will understand the importance of pre-use checks of equipment and the workplace, understand the importance and relevance of the correct PPE and RPE to be worn and be able to state safe and correct use techniques when using disc cutters and grinders, including dust suppression and/or extraction techniques.
Who the course is aimed at:

The training is intended to benefit individuals who use or manage the use of portable hand held disc cutters and grinders at work

Course Contents:

  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements

  • Workplace Assessment (including Hot Work Permits)

  • Machine Checks    

  • Fuelling (if applicable)

  • Adjusting Wheels Guards

  • Hot and Cold Starting Techniques (if applicable)

  • Dust Suppression / LEV Techniques

  • Correct Cutting / Grinding Techniques

  • Cutting Brick / Stone / Concrete on ground 

  • Reactive Forces

  • Cutting Metal

  • Transporting the machine in a vehicle

Training Method:

This is a Half Day (AM or PM) Course, with assessments. Delegates will be required to choose and mount the relevant disc(s) correctly on the portable cutter/grinder(s) and complete the relevant basic cutting/grinding task(s).

What our students have to say

Great course. Graham, the instructor was very informative and the course had all then relevant content and information.

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Thom Edward

August 2019

Very good company to get specialised training. Good instructor, good classroom and study paperwork’s.

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Rafael De Nadai

August 2019

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