HRETDs angle grinder safety training course details
Safety with angle grinders
SAQA unit standard: Supplementary to company standard operating procedure
Field: NA
NQF level:  NA
Maximum learners per group: Ten learners
Novice training duration: One day
Re-certification training duration: One day
HRETDs angle grinder safety training course details
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Training requirments
Advanced driving
Crane operations
Lift trucks
Lifting operations
Earthmoving plant
Construction plant
Construction site safety
Health and safety
ISO standards
Dangerous goods
Tools & powertools
Angle grinders
Boilermaking techniques
Cut-off saws
Electric tools
Hand tools
Portable power tools
Workshop safety
Landscaping tools

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Included in this mutimedia training programme This training programme offers practical advice for employers on controlling hazards (including hot work considerations) when using angle grinders (including stone cutting techniques). This training course is a practical hands-on training, tailored to your needs and the equipment you use.

Entry requirements

Grade 7 certificate or equivalent qualification.

For any queries regarding the requirements and conditions of angle grinders training, contact our skills development advisor for more information.

Workshop & power tools safety

Each learner will receive

Angle grinders operator safety training

Power tools safety training

Course content

Main hazards when operating grinders

Five safety precautions using an angle grinder

1. Know your equipment
2. Use the correct disc correctly
3. Safety precautions and clothing
4. Correct operation
5. Using an angle grinder for the first time

Why change the speed on your angle grinder

Different materials require different speeds

We discuss slowing the speed down if you experience problems, polishing at lower speeds, speed variations and when and how should you check the speed of the wheel.

Which angle grinder disc works best?

We discuss grit discs, diamond discs, wire wheels and wood discs, and where they are applicable.

What to do when using an angle grinder on stone

1. Picking the right tool for the job
2. Wearing protection
3. Choosing good quality discs
4. Setting up your materials correctly
5. Knowing your technique

Do’s and don’ts

We ask the questions: What should you do when using an angle grinder? What should you avoid when using an angle grinder?

Common sense for angle grinder operators

We discuss being prepared, concentration, pre-start considerations, solid footing, flying sparks and operational precautions.

Hazard controls

We discuss hazards, the possible consequences of accidents and the recommended control of risks.

Hot work permissions

As grinding is an example of hot work, we go over hot work and fire risks, fire watchmen, designated areas, controlled areas and non-permissible areas or locations.

Assessment methods

We conduct a formative theoretical assessment at the beginning of the course to gauge the learner’s initial understanding (novices only). At the end of the training, a summative theoretical and practical application assessment is conducted, to find if the learner is competent; if not, additional developmental areas are identified and suggested.

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Training programme accreditation

This training course is not unit standard aligned and is presented in the interest of promoting safety with angle grinders in the workplace.

HRETD certification policy

Provided that the entry requirements have been met, and the learner found competent to use an angle grinder safely, the candidate will receive a certificate of competence that is valid life-long, and does not expire.

HRETD offers training programmes, from short skills courses to train the trainer courses. We specialise in legal compliance training that is accredited with the TETA and CETA when it comes to technical training, operator training, in service training and onsite training. Our assessors and facilitator trainers responsible for assessment, recertification and certification offer effective training that is Cost effective, competitively priced and affordable in the SADC region including Namibia. We also offer course development. For the transport and logistics industry we offer driver training, advanced driver training and Dangerous goods by road training, as well as diesel locomotive shunting and Fuel bowser training. Rigid heavy vehicle, tip truck, vehicle combination and Water cart training are also offered. When it comes to crane operations training, the lifting machines we specialise in are Heavy cranes and Mobile cranes, as well as Mobilifts, Cabin Overhead cranes, Pendant Overhead cranes and Single girder hoists. We also do Telescopic materials handler, sometimes called Telehandlers and Truck mounted cranes, sometimes called HIAB and Tower cranes. We train on a variety of lift trucks and forklift including counterbalanced lift truck, Advanced defined purpose lift trucks, defined purpose lift trucks and Side loader lift trucks. We also do rough terrain lift trucks, Reach trucks and Pedestrian stackers. Besides these, we also train on order pickers, Side loaders, Very narrow aisle lift trucks and Rail mounted stackers. We give a variety of lifting equipment and lifting operations training including Basic rigging, Banksman and Lifting equipment inspection. We also offer Safe lifting practise training. When it comes to earthmoving plant, we do articulated dump trucks, Concrete dumpers, Excavators and Face shovels. Also offered is Front end loaders, Graders and Rigid dump trucks. We specialise in training for Scrapers, Skid steer loaders and TLBs. Other earthmoving training includes Track type dozers, Tractors and Wheeled dozers (bulldozers). Tractor loader backhoe and dumpers are also offered. Our construction plant training courses includes Asphalt pavers, MEWP (also called cherry picker or mobile elevating works platform), rock breaker and jackhammer, rollers (road rollers) and Tyre handler attachments. When it comes to scaffolding training, we give scaffolding erecting and scaffold inspection – basically scaffolding safety which complies with SANS 10085 – 2004. Our health and safety training includes Construction Regulations 2014 overview or in depth, Construction site flagman and Excavation safety inspection. We also do Ladder inspection, Site safety awareness and Working at heights (also referred to as heights safety or fall arrest as well as Accident/incident investigation and Confined space entry. We offer accredited Fire fighting level 1 and Fire fighting level 2, as well as accredited First aid level 1 and First aid level 2 training. Other safety training we offer is General housekeeping, Handling HAZMAT and Health and safety rep (also called SHE rep and SHEQ), permissions training such as Hot work permissions, Lockout and isolation (also called Lockout Tagout training) We cover the OHS in depth and we have an overview course. We provide Stacking and storing and Stacking and storing HAZMAT (Hazardous materials) training. We train in powertools safety (correctly written power tools) such as Angle grinders, Boilermaking techniques (and welding and arc cutting), Cut-off saws and general Workshop safety including hand tools. When it comes to landscaping (both horticulture and agricultural), we offer Brush cutters, Chainsaws and Lawnmower training.
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