Who is the SA004 - Safe Use of Abrasive Wheels training for?
This accreditation is aimed at those working on the telecoms network, including suppliers and contractors who are using abrasive wheels as part of their job role.
What will you learn?
The SA004 - Abrasive Wheels course will teach you how to work safely when using an abrasive wheel and recognise hazards to reduce the risk of accidents. This Smart Awards accreditation aims to give learners knowledge, understanding and basic skills in the safe use of abrasive wheels. It introduces learners to the hazards and risks involved with abrasive wheels operation, and to comply with health and safety legislation.
Abrasive Wheels Course Learning Objectives:
- Be able to work safely
- Be able to use an abrasive wheel safely
- Recognise hazards
- Know the relevant health and safety legislation and industry good practice
Please be aware the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991 (NRSWA) requires at least one person on site to hold a Street Works card to work on the highway.
This Smart Awards accreditation is based on a pre-requisite that any work on the highway requires appropriate Street Works accreditation to be held by an individual working on site, and that this individual is qualified to check that the planned provision of footways, traffic lanes and safety zones determined by the site survey meets with the requirements of the site location and approved procedures and practices required by the NRSWA 1991.
Some companies’ policies may vary where more than one person on site is required to hold a valid Street Works card.
This accreditation does not qualify an individual to enter a confined space. Those individuals who need to enter confined spaces MUST hold appropriate accreditation/accreditation to enter confined spaces. Any references made in this material to confined spaces are for information only and to make learners aware of the risks and presence of gases that may also be present in confined spaces.