The Abrasive Wheels Regulations 1970 were superceded by The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998. The latter regulations are non-specific, but do however state that ‘all operators must be properly trained’.
PUWER 98 doesn’t actually confirm just what sort of training is required therefore most professional trainers have continued to train operators under the old regulations whilst referring to the new legislation in respect of legal enforcement etc…
Abrasive Wheels Training is available to all members of HTA, and to all members of the public. Hire Companies may offer places on courses to their customers – please contact HTA for advice.
HTA’s professional abrasive wheels training courses can be arranged in all parts of the UK.
The contents of each course includes:
- A review of all current and previous legislation, the manufacture of all types of abrasive wheels (the actual scope of the course depends on the course candidates)
- The marking, correct selection and fitting of wheels, and the machinery on which they are used
- Safe usage and the use of PPE (with special reference to dust, noise, eye protection and hand arm vibration).
There is a hands-on element to each abrasive wheels course.
For further details on the HTA Training Course please select (HTA Abrasive Wheels Regulations Training)
Alternatively if you would like to discuss you training requirements with a Hire Trade Alliance representative please email email@example.com or telephone 0121-694-8811.