Safe Use of Power saws

Course Overview

Duration: 1 Day
Max Number of Delegates: 6
Length of Certification: 3 Years
Accreditation: Certificated

Who Should Attend?

This programme is designed for any
person who may be required to use an abrasive or diamond wheel in the workplace or requires familiarisation with the associated regulations.


To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the hazards associated with the use of abrasive wheels and to comply with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) in the safe mounting of abrasive wheels and discs on portable machinery. This course will also include a practical session in the safe use of cutting discs on Angle grinders and Cut Off saws.


Additional information
Delegates attending this course
should be 18+ years and be
physically and mentally fit to
withstand the rigours of training.
The content of this course includes
awareness of periodic examinations
of equipment. The course does not
provide full training in maintenance
of equipment. Additional training
relating to this subject may be of
benefit to delegates (further
information available upon request).



  • Legal requirements and responsibilities.

  • Nature of hazards and identification of causes.

  • Safe work area.

  • Selection of correct machinery and personal protective equipment (PPE).

  • Method of marking, storing, handling and transporting.

  • Storage, checking and use of discs.

  • Machine checks.

  • Mounting.

  • Safe use of cutting tools using wheel type 1, 27, 41 & 42

Suggested Follow-up Courses

  • Power tool safety.
  • Portable appliance testing.
  • Hand Arm Vibration awareness.

Training Methods

Classroom based tutorials and
demonstrations. Workshop based
practical exercise in the selection and mounting of abrasive and diamond wheels as well as the cutting of materials using abrasive or diamond wheels.

Courses are run nationally 6 days a week. For further information fill out the form below.

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