The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER r9(1)) requires that users of Work Equipment be adequately trained for the purposes of health and safety. This also applies to persons who manage or supervise people at work (PUWER r9(2)). The aim of this course is to train people in the skills and knowledge needed to achieve the standards of competency required to carry out pre-use inspection and safe and correct use of a Masonry Saw Bench (Petrol or Electric) in the workplace.
On completion of this course the trainee will be able to identify defects which is the purpose of the inspection to discover and to have a basic understanding of the safe and correct use of the Masonry Saw Bench at work. This course will also cover the basic requirements of the: Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1992 (PPE Regulations), The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH Regulations), The Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005, Manual Handling Operation Regulations 1992 and the Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005 (with reference to HAVS).
The training is intended to benefit individuals involved with using or managing the use of Masonry Saw Benches.
Statutory Instruments & Standards
Risk Assessments and Safe Systems of Work
Analysis of Accidents and Injuries
Safeguarding of Machinery at Work (FIATT)
Basic machine construction and features, including Pre Use Inspections
Diamond Technology / Abrasive Wheels
Safe operation of Masonry Saw Benches, including Hazards and Precautions
After Use Checks
Testing and Maintenance requirements
Personal Protective Equipment , Noise at Work and COSHH requirements
Written Test Paper
Machine familiarisation, site hazards and precautions
Practical Sessions and Assessments
Appraisals / Close
This is a half day course, with assessments. A half day Abrasive Wheels training course will be required, in addition to this course, for any person who wishes to inspect and mount abrasive wheels at work. The half day course for abrasive wheels could be carried out in the afternoon, if ordered by the client.