In relation to abrasive wheels, PUWER 98 requires, among other things, that all machinery is suitable for its intended use and is properly maintained, and that employees, including those using, mounting and managing the operation of abrasive wheels, are fully informed and properly trained in their safe use.
The Need to Train and Statutory Requirements
Characteristics of an Abrasive Wheel and the Types
Marking of Abrasive Wheels
Hazards and Precautions to be taken
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Storage & Handling
Inspection and Methods of Testing for Damage
Abrasive Wheel Machine Components
Dressing & Balancing
Specific Mounting Procedures
Did You Know?
Abrasive Wheels are used in many areas and can be highly dangerous if used by untrained personnel. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 requires that anyone involved in mounting, dressing or setting abrasive wheels is trained and certified.