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BAF - Abrasive Wheels Awareness course syllabus.

Course Description

Is the Abrasive Wheels Awareness course accredited by an official body?

Yes, this course is Accredited and certified by  :  British Abrasives Federation (BAF). This means that all training providers advertising their courses on this site must be an approved centre.
In most cases the awarding body (BAF) will audit the centre to ensure the correct standard of teaching.
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What is the BAF - Abrasive Wheels Awareness course?

Category: Abrasive-Wheel
Level: Beginner

This Abrasive wheel BAF accredited course is intended to give all levels of staff the information and training they need to make sure that they are aware of current health and safety requirements and legislation and to prevent workplace injuries, promote safer working practices and improve workplace culture when working with Abrasive Wheel and associated apparatus. British Abrasives Federation (BAF) accredited centres provide training in the safe use of abrasives, in order to raise the standard of training throughout industries using abrasive products.

How long is the BAF - Abrasive Wheels Awareness certificate valid for?

The BAF Abrasive Wheels Awareness course certificate has 3 years validity.

It is recommended that you check with your course tutor for information on BAF - Abrasive Wheels Awareness refresher courses and their recommended frequency or the next step qualification.

Who is the BAF - Abrasive Wheels Awareness course designed for?

The BAF Abrasive Wheels Awareness course is design for individuals who may be required to use an abrasive wheel in the workplace or require familiarisation with the associated regulations.

What subjects does the BAF - Abrasive Wheels Awareness course cover?

Health and safety legislation overview

Hazards and risk control measures associated with Abrasive Wheels


Types of abrasive wheel machines and their safe use

Resin & vitrified bonded abrasive wheel selection, marking, identification and inspection

Correct use, setting, adjustment and inspection of flanges, guards and accessories

Pre-use machine safety checks

How to mount of abrasive wheels on various equipment including hand angle grinder, saws and bench grinders

Bench grinder familiarisation

Set up and safe working of applying an Abrasive Wheel to a grinder

Practical safe set up (no live cutting or grinding)

How is the BAF - Abrasive Wheels Awareness course assessed?

Short theory test on types of Abrasive Wheels, identification and inspection Inspect, set up and break down of an angle grinder with an Abrasive Wheel.

What certificate do I get for passing the BAF - Abrasive Wheels Awareness course?
BAF - Abrasive Wheels Awareness
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