Course Syllabus  – Abrasive Wheels & Stihl Saw

            Duration:                     1 day

            Ratio:                           Up to 6 :  1 Instructor

1.         AIM

 To provide an understanding of the Abrasive Wheels Regulations as amended by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, instructing delegates in all aspects of the correct        mounting and use of Abrasive Wheels and knowledge to safely operate Petrol Cut Off Saws.

2..        ELEMENTS  

 The course will comprise of theoretical and practical instruction covering the following:

2.1       Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 & PUWER 98

2.2       Regulations and legislation governing petrol cut-off saws and their cutting discs 

2.3       Operators Safety Code

2.4       Pre-Use checks

2.5       Correct PPE selection and use

2.6       Storage and handling of abrasive Wheels

2.7       Examination and testing of wheels for damage

2.8       Removal of wheels selection (inc marking system) testing and mounting of new wheel and spindle speed

 2.9       The main components of the petrol cut-off saw and their functions

 3.0       Resetting rests and guards

  3.1       Correct techniques relative to the working environment

  3.2       Noise at Work Regulations 1989

3.         KNOWLEDGE

On completion of training candidates will have a theoretical and practical understanding of the following:

3.1       Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98

3.2       Operators Safety Code and Safety Precautions

3.3       Abrasive types

3.4       Marking system

3.5       Pre-Use checks

3.6       Spindle speeds

3.7       Setting of guards

3.8       PPE Regulations 1992

3.9       The Importance of the regulations to users and supervisors

4.0       Working parts of the Petrol Cut off Saw

4.1       Refuelling process, dangers of storage of flammable materials

4.2       Preparation of use of saw and dust suppression

4.3       Cutting Procedures

4.4       Practical use of Saw