TOOLBOX TALK TT01 - Abrasive Wheels

    Toolbox Talk TT01 – Abrasive Wheels

    OVERVIEW

    This talk will cover hazards and using portable and bench-mounted abrasive wheels.

    HAZARDS

  • The speed of the machine must no exceed the maximum permissible speed of the wheel. Many accidents are caused by the wheel over speeding.
  • Don’t exert heavy pressure on the wheel.
  • Never use the side of the wheel.
  • Keep your fingers away from the cutting edge of the wheel.
  • Ear and eye protection must always be worn.
  • USING PORTABLE ABRASIVE WHEELS

  • Don’t mount an abrasive wheel unless authorised in writing and trained to do so.
  • Only reinforced discs to be used on hand-held machines.
  • Check the maximum wheel speed is greater than the maximum spindle speed before fitting.
  • Adjust the guards to expose the minimum wheel surface necessary for the operation.
  • Be aware of other workers in your area, don’t put them at risk by your actions.
  • USING BENCH MOUNTED ABRASIVE WHEELS

  • Adjust the tool rest as close as possible to face of wheel.
  • Keep the glass screen is the safety position.
  • Keep your fingers below the tool rest level.
  • Use the correct grade of wheel for the work in hand.
  • Keep the face of the wheel evenly dressed.
  • After fitting, run a replacement wheel for a full minute before attempting to use it. Stand clear during the test.
  • Stop the wheel when not in use.
  • Note to the supervisor: Now inform your workforce of the company policy regarding the working with abrasive wheels.

    REMEMBER ABRASIVE WHEELS MUST ONLY BE FITTED BY A TRAINED AND COMPETENT PERSON.

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