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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Abrasive Wheel (Gurinder, Cutters & Saws)

Purpose

To provide appropriate and essential awareness and knowledge to workforce on the use and care of portable hand-held grinders at the Workplace. 

Objectives

To ensure technicians and or operators gave full command, competent and skilled in the inspection, use and care of portable hand-held grinders.

The Rules

  • Side handle must be fitted.
  • Quality material Kevlar sleeves must be worn.
  • Deadman’s handle (No lock-on option)                   
  • Unplug it before you change discs.
  • Put it down - Before repositioning yourself,
  • wait until the disc has stopped, then place the grinder in a safe position.
  • All guards fitted and adjusted.

Hazards

  1. Coming into contact with dangerously moving parts of the machinery & equipment (including abrasive materials).
  2. Wheel/Disc bursting and material being ejected.
  3. During the grinder operation, abrasive and small particles coming into contact with eyes.
  4. Noise from equipment.
  5. Vibration from equipment.
  6. Kickback where the grinder is thrust away from the workpiece. 
  7. Inhalation of fumes and dust from materials being worked on.
  8. Entanglement with loose items drawing grinder to the personal.
  9. Electrocution (PAT TESTING)

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Abrasive Wheel (Gurinder, Cutters & Saws)

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