Abrasive safety training (accredited by the BAF)
Abrasive safety training should be provided to anyone who comes into contact with abrasive wheels (i.e. Grinding Wheels, Cutting Discs), or who is responsible for those who do. Including: Setters, Operators, Supervisors, and Stores workers.
The improper use, handling and storage of Abrasive products can lead to serious and sometimes fatal accidents. This has been recognised in the UK and is now covered by legislation. This legislation makes it a legal requirement that operators, and those involved in the use of Abrasive Wheels are properly trained.
This course is now also available as one of our new remote video link trainer led courses.
What is the course and what does it include?
The course is designed to raise awareness of the dangers of using abrasives and promote good practice in the workplace. It includes:
✓ A comprehensive set of BAF approved course notes for each trainee.
✓ Hazards associated with the use of abrasive wheels
✓ Types and design of wheels (including specification, to avoid incorrect selection)
✓ Inspection, testing and storage (including damaged/fault wheel checks and ring test)
✓ Mounting of wheels (including a practical 'verification of competence' test, ensuring safe mounting procedures are followed and tool care is adhered)
✓ Ensuring a safe working environment
✓ Safe use of abrasive wheels
✓ A test at the end of the course to ensure the participant has understood the content.
What will your employees receive? Why ABTAC?
What type of abrasive safety training courses are available?
ABTAC prides itself on ensuring that each private course we provide is tailored to your employees needs, ensuring that the course is as relevant as possible. Private courses can be tailored to focus on either Handheld and bench grinding machines (e.g. angle grinders, petrol saws, pedestal grinders), or precision grinding machines (e.g. cylindrical, surface, internal) if required. The only way to fully ensure this is for your employees to attend a private course.
Private courses can take place at your site or another site of your choice, thus reducing your employees travel time. For a quote and more information please complete the form on this page.
If you have a small number of employees that you would like training, we regularly hold open courses which they can attend. New dates to be announced.
Online training (e-learning)
The e-learning course is a great way for light users, and those who don't work directly with abrasives (e.g. supervisors and managers) to learn how to safely use abrasive wheels. Also as
a refresher to those who have previously received a trainer led abrasive course. For more information.
Train the trainer
The abrasive safety 'Train the Trainer' course has been developed and accredited by the BAF to provide training to in-house trainers to enable them to provide accurate, up to date Abrasive training to their staff and for Training companies who wish to increase the courses they offer. For more information.
White label courses
Are you a training provider who wants to provide manual handling awareness training? Why not take advantage of our knowledge and let us provide training under your branding.
What's the cost?
When open courses are available attendance costs £56 per person.
Costs for private courses vary dependent on: number of overall attendees, number of attendees you wish to have on each course. Generally the more attendees per course, the lower the cost per attendee. For more information or an individual course please complete the form on this page or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We welcome attendees of all abilities and backgrounds, however currently all of our courses are only conducted in English.
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Trainer led virtual courses now available
To comply with the government social distancing guidelines, ABTAC now offer remote trainer led courses. These courses run in the same way as our standard trainer led courses but using Microsoft Teams video conferencing software. As with all of our trainer led courses, attendees will receive an engaging training course from a passionate trainer, where all of the relevant knowledge will be imparted, and a certificate on successful completion.