The Safe Use Of Cut Off Saws Including Abrasive Wheels

The Safe Use Of Cut Off Saws Including Abrasive Wheels

The course covers all aspects of how to use a cut off saw safely and includes appropriate personal protective equipment, selecting and fitting appropriate cutting wheels, operating and refueling the machine through to safe transportation.

Course Aims:

The aim of this course is to provide delegates with the correct level of knowledge to operate a petrol driven cut off saw safely. By the end of the course delegates will be able to:-

  • Understand the PPE requirements when using a cut off saw
  • Demonstrate the correct use of required PPE
  • Understand the safety features of the machine
  • Carry out pre-start checks to identify that the machine is in a safe condition
  • Understand the importance of fitting fuel cap correctly
  • Identify that the fuel cap is correctly fitted
  • Understand the cause of kickback
  • Demonstrate how to avoid kickback from happening
  • Understand the importance of ensuring that the wheel is correct for the machine and the application
  • Check that the wheel is correct for the machine and the application
  • Understand how to safely fit the wheel
  • Demonstrate how to safely fit a wheel
  • Understand the need for carrying out a site assessment prior to starting work
  • Carry out a site assessment prior to starting work
  • Refuel the machine safely
  • Know the action to take when fuel is spilt or leaks from the machine
  • Understand how to start the machine from cold
  • Demonstrate the correct technique for starting the saw from cold
  • Understand how to start the machine
  • Demonstrate how to start the machine
  • Support material on the ground
  • Demonstrate the correct technique for cutting material on the ground
  • Use dust suppression
  • Check and / or adjust the guard with respect to the direction of sparks
  • Demonstrate cutting metal using correct technique
  • Demonstrate the correct method of carrying the machine whilst on site
  • Understand the need to remove the wheel from the machine before placing it in a vehicle
  • Demonstrate how to safely transport the saw in a vehicle

The core element of the training is a ½ day course and CITB funding is available

Course Details

  • Duration: Half a Day
  • Location: Lincoln National Training Centre
  • Price: Available on Request

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