Abrasive Wheels – Regulations, Legislation and Training Requirements
Abrasive Wheels are a commonly used tool in the construction trades. This page will detail the controlling Abrasive Wheels regulations and legislation. It will also detail the Abrasive Wheels training requirements.
Abrasive Wheels Regulations
Abrasive Wheels are regulated by the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations act 1998 (PUWER). The regulations aim to keep people safe at work whilst using machines and equipment. PUWER 1998 specifically details work equipment and machinery and replaced the 1992 PUWER.
PUWER aims to ensure that all workplace equipment and machinery is:
- Suitable for use.
- Regularly and safely maintained.
- Used by competent and trained people.
- Inspected regularly by a competent and trained individual.
The Abrasive Wheels regulations (PUWER) apply to all businesses in the UK. Specifically detailed in the act are employers, self employed and supervisors.
PUWER also details the necessity of training and knowledge. The act states:
‘Anyone whose job requires them to use the equipment, OR carry out repairs or modifications to equipment, OR to perform maintenance work or servicing operations must be properly trained to do so’.
Abrasive Wheels Legislation
Abrasive Wheels Training Requirements
Anyone who uses, maintains or supervises the use of Abrasive Wheels must be suitably trained. The training aims to provide the learner with the necessary knowledge needed to operate, install and also maintain Abrasive Wheels safely and in compliance with PUWER.
Training for anyone using Abrasive Wheels
PUWER details that this does not solely mean employees. It also includes anyone who is on the site with the employer’s permission. For example:
So, it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that anyone using the Abrasive Wheels on their site has the correct and appropriate training.
Training for anyone supervising the use of Abrasive Wheels
PUWER also details the training necessary for those who manage or supervise the use of Abrasive Wheels. Their training must be:
- Suitable to ensure competence.
- Suitable to the needs of the organisation.
Do you need the training?
Do you need Abrasive Wheels training? Or do you have more questions or queries? Get in touch and we’ll be more than happy to help.
You can call us on 0121 476 4731
You can also enquire here.
Also detailed below are our Abrasive Wheels training dates. We can also deliver the course at your site if you would prefer.