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N017 Abrasive Wheels - Hand Held Cut Off Saw

The petrol cut off saw is a common sight on a construction site but few are trained in the safe use of the saw, maintenance procedures and the dangers of getting it wrong.

This 1 day course is an ideal way of ensuring your work force are compliant with legislation and raising the safety culture of your workplace. It is vital that those operating plant and machinery are trained and competent to do so, which is a requirement of the provision and use of work equipment regulations 1998.

It is envisaged that by the end of this course of training the learner will be able to answer questions on and perform the following activities

· Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and your responsibilities as an operator

· Have a working knowledge of the manufacturers handbook and be familiar with other sources of information available including relevant legislation

· Be able to locate and identify major components of the machine and explain their functions

· Be able to locate and identify key controls and explain their functions

· Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with the manufacturers and legislative requirements

· Identify and maintain Personal Protective Equipment appropriate for petrol driven cut off saws

· Select suitable type of abrasive wheel and battery/ petrol cut off saws relative to the work being undertaken

· Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area and set up safety zones

· Prepare the machine for use and operate the machinery safely and efficiently

· Understand environmental considerations, noise, dust, fuel pollution etc.

· Storage and transport of abrasive wheels and battery petrol cut off saws

· Carry out end of shift shutdown procedures

Novice course duration: 1 day

Maximum novice course ratio: 6 operators 1 Machine 1 trainer (6.1.1)

Maximum number of novice tests per day: 6

Maximum number of refresher tests per day: 6

Maximum number of experienced worker tests per day: N/A

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