Monday, May 17, 2021

Abrasive Wheels Risk Assessment

Following are some key points for the preparation of abrasive wheel risk assessment, and for the complete editable word format by just clicking the link at the end of this post:

Significant Hazards 

  1. Incorrect Storage of Discs
  2. Incorrect mounting, wrong disc
  3. Bursting of Abrasive wheel or Disc
  4. Contact with Wheel
  5. Clothing entanglement with moving parts
  6. Inhalation of dust
  7. Eye Injury from ejected particles
  8. Noise
  9. Vibration

Control Measures

  • Make sure that the suitable storage facilities available at worksite for wheels and discs.
  • Only trained personnel to change abrasive wheels. 
  • The perfect and appropriate wheel for the type of machine, its speed and type of material to be cut will be ordered and supplied.
  • Always double check and examine abrasive wheels and discs before their use. 
  • Always make sure that the safeguards are in place. 
  • Abrasive wheels equipment operators for the abrasive wheel equipments not to put undue pressure, and to use right wheel or disc
  • Personal Protective Equipments (PPE) will be worn as instructed to include: 
  • Hearing, 
  • Eye, 
  • Body, 
  • Head  
  • Foot protection as appropriate to the machine. 
  • PPE only to be used when standing on a firm base.
  • Overalls to be worn, closed at wrist
  • Dust mask to FP3, COSHH assessment
  • Eye protection. Abrasive wheels equipment operators to ensure that all persons are kept away from areas where sparks and dust is directed.
  • Noise Assessments to be carried out if action levels are exceeded. PPE-Ear Defenders
  • Tool and disc sufficient for the job. Low vibration tools purchased

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Abrasive Wheels Risk Assessment

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