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Handheld Disc Cutter Safety in Construction

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Handheld Disc Cutter Safety in Construction

About this course

Delegates must have successfully completed training to the Abrasive wheels theory standard (GET3098 or Refresher GET100) within the last 12 months, failure to have completed the Abrasive Wheels Theory Training within this period CITB Grant Claims will not be accepted by CITB for this course.

This is a classroom-based course with demonstrations and practical group exercises.

Client to specify and provide types of equipment and cutting/grinding wheels used were possible to ensure this will meet their specific needs, if practical application/assessment is requested a suitable area for the practical element of the training at the client’s premises is to be provided for using the equipment and materials for practicing the use of the abrasive wheels (blocks, bricks, paving slabs, kerbs or steel components etc.)

Maximum Numbers : 12
Duration : 6 hours

Who should attend Handheld Disc Cutter Safety in Construction

This course is designed for people who may be required to select, mount an abrasive or diamond wheel for use of petrol driven cut off saw (PDCOS) or battery or electrically powered equipment such as grinders and associated abrasive wheel categories in the workplace or who needs familiarisation or refresher skills with the relevant regulations and practical application of skills in the use of abrasive wheels.
Full Abrasive Wheels Theory Training Course

Handheld Disc Cutter Safety in Construction Course Aims

The aim of this course is to provide knowledge of the hazards and risks associated with the use of abrasive wheels and ensure they understand their responsibilities under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) in the safe mounting of abrasive wheels and discs on portable machinery and applying the skills to operate the equipment safely.

Learning Outcomes

Below is a brief overview of the content of the training:
health & safety regulations
petrol, electric and battery powered machines
storing and transporting
pre-start/post stop inspections
refuelling and recharging
dust suppression and water collection systems
operating machines
safe operating positions
security of cut section
blade selection and fitment of both abrasive cutting disc and diamond tipped blade
Practical application of the safe setting up and using abrasive wheels
Theory Test
Handheld Disc Cutter Safety in Construction
Workforce Skills Support accredited certificate

Expiry: 3 years
CITB Grants
CITB Grant Course Code: GET3099

Grant: Tier 1 = £60 per person

Workforce Skills Support has CITB Approved status delivering CITB Assured Courses as listed in the Construction Training Directory. We are recognised by CITB as well as the British Construction Industry as a training provider who can deliver good quality training that meets the industry approved standards. We are part of the CITB’s automated grant payments system, making it easier for employers to book courses with us for their workers and be reimbursed for it.

Please note: There is a cap on how many times an employer can claim a Short duration course achievement grant. The link directs you to the CITB website for information on the amount of claims allowed based on your last levy return.

If a candidate has been paid grant for a particular course in a lifetime, they will not be eligible for grant again for the same course, unless it has specific refresher standards published on the short duration course register.

If refresher course standards do exist for a particular course, then only one refresher is grant eligible in a lifetime for each candidate.
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