Abrasive safety training – Train the Trainer

The Abrasive safety “Train the Trainer” course has been developed and accredited by the British Abrasives Federation (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.

Why should your employees take this course?

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.

Depending on the number of employees you have it can sometimes be more cost and time effective for some of your employees to attend the “Train the Trainer” course, and then impart their knowledge to everyone else.

The course can be adapted to suit: Supervisors, Managers and company trainers.

Previous training experience is a benefit, but not essential. This course covers both trainer and abrasive training. There is no pre-course work and no previous qualifications are required.

The course includes:

  • Participant inclusion
  • How to avoid “death by PowerPoint”
  • Learning styles
  • Telling vs teaching
  • Assessments
  • Active Learning
  • A comprehensive set of BAF approved course notes for each trainee.
  • Training guidance and support
  • 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
  • PPE
  • Safe use of abrasive wheels
  • A test at the end of the course to ensure the participant has understood the content

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What will your employees receive?

Attendees will receive an engaging, informative and highly practical training course from an experienced trainer. A proof of attendance certificate will be provided on successful completion of the validation which consists of a theory test and a practical observation.

As all of our abrasive safety courses are accredited by the BAF and all successful candidates will receive a BAF-accredited certificate.  Abrasive safety training course should be provided to anyone who comes into contact with Abrasives wheels, such as, Grinding Wheels and Cutting Discs, or who is responsible for those who do. Those who fall into this category include setters, operators, supervisors, and store workers.

What type of abrasive safety training courses are available?

Southern Power Tools 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 customised to focus on either handheld and bench grinding machines (angle grinders, petrol saws, and pedestal grinders) or precision grinding machines (cylindrical, surface, internal) if required, or cover everything.

Private courses can take place at your site or another site of your choice, thus reducing your employees’ travel time and maximising ROI. For a quote and more information please contact info@spta.co.uk

What’s the cost?

We offer the best value price for each and every client. Costs for private courses will vary depending on the number of overall attendees and the 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 email info@spta.co.uk

Equal opportunities

We welcome attendees of all abilities and backgrounds, however currently all of our courses are only conducted in English.

Why Southern Power Tools?

Attendees will receive an engaging, informative and highly practical training course from an experienced trainer that will equip them with all the knowledge and skills they need.

As all of our trainer-led abrasive safety training courses are accredited by the British Abrasive Federation (BAF), all successful candidates will receive a BAF-accredited certificate and their details placed on the BAF national register. The validation process consists of a theory test and a practical observation.

British Abrasives Federation

We are proud to be fully-accredited members of The British Abrasives Federation (BAF), which regulates the industry and promotes the highest standards of health and safety.

Group Bookings

Make a booking for 6 or more employees and we can run an abrasive wheel course on a date that suits you.

PLUS – you’ll also receive a 10% discount on your booking!

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