Course Aims

This course is intended to provide delegates with a full understanding of the Disc Cutter and the method of carrying out these duties in a safe and efficient manner.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course the delegates will: –

  • Understand fully the responsibilities relating to the operation of disc cutters
  • Understand the competent persons role within that system
  • Be able to identify of the types of abrasive wheels to be used on a disc cutter
  • Understand fully the safety requirements included in the Regulations
  • Be aware of and avoid the dangers when using the disc cutter
  • Know how to safely check the disc cutter prior to use and the action necessary with faulty equipment
  • Know how to mount the abrasive wheel and undertake cutting with the saw
  • Know the operating precautions to be applied.

Course Duration

Half a day for cutting / grinding discs (for portable disc cutters only)

Pre-requisites

None required.

Personal Protective Equipment

Is only required when attending the practical training courses.
This course requires the delegate to be on or near the running line, therefore, he/she MUST be in possession of: –

  • Valid P. T. S. Card
  • Protective “all orange” High Visibility clothing to BS EN 471:2003
  • Safety Footwear to BS EN ISO 20345:2004
  • Safety Helmet (white/blue) to BS EN 397:1995
  • General Purpose Gloves to BS EN388:2121
  • Safety Glasses BS EN 166 and of Optical Class 1 with Impact Resistance F

Certification

A Certificate of Competence will be awarded to the delegate upon successful completion of an underpinning knowledge theory assessment