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N301a - Abrasive Wheel Awareness

Course Introduction

The NPORS 301a course, titled “Abrasive Wheel Awareness,” is specifically tailored for supervisors and managers responsible for abrasive wheel operations. This training program is essential in ensuring that those in supervisory or managerial roles comprehend their legal obligations and responsibilities, not only for their own safety but also for the individuals under their supervision.

The course delves into the intricate world of abrasive wheels, addressing the different types of wheels and equipment commonly used in various industrial and construction settings. Participants are guided through the nuances of pre-use checks that should be carried out to guarantee the safe and effective operation of abrasive wheels. This includes inspecting the equipment for any potential issues that could compromise safety or performance.

In addition to theoretical knowledge, the NPORS 301a course incorporates a practical session to provide hands-on experience. During this practical session, participants are taught to make informed decisions when selecting the appropriate abrasive wheel for a specific task. They are also educated on the critical process of inspecting the wheel to ensure it is in suitable condition and correctly fitted to the equipment. Proper wheel selection and secure attachment are vital aspects that contribute to the overall safety and effectiveness of abrasive wheel operations.

By the end of this comprehensive course, supervisors and managers will have a solid understanding of the legal obligations and safety considerations associated with abrasive wheels. They will be better equipped to oversee operations, enforce best practices, and uphold the highest safety standards to protect the well-being of their team members and maintain regulatory compliance. Overall, the NPORS 301a course empowers supervisors and managers to make informed decisions and confidently lead their teams in the responsible use of abrasive wheels, mitigating potential risks and ensuring a safer work environment.

Course Information

Those who are required to oversee abrasive wheel use as part of their working duties. 

Delegate Requirements – Delegates should be physically fit, in good health and should, generally, not have problems with eyesight or hearing, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness. 

Novice – This course is designed for the complete Novice delegate.

Experienced – Delegates must have used the equipment in a range of operations for a minimum of 3 months.

Refresher – Delegates must have already attended a course and have valid proof in the form of certification.

Experienced Worker Test (EWA) – Delegates must have used the equipment in a range of operations for a minimum of 2 years.

NPORS – National Plant Operators Registration Scheme

Founded in 1992, NPORS was formed to challenge the status quo within the construction industry and we are as dedicated to the goal of ensuring standards today as the day it all began.

NPORS stands firm on the principles it was founded on; supporting industry, regulated training and testing, consistent improvement, equal opportunities and transparency about how we work. Since it’s beginnings, NPORS has continued to progress to be a trusted and recognised name in the industry, offering employers a credible training alternative.

All delegates who attend our NPORS accredited course will receive an NPORS ID Card and Registration.

This course is approved for CITB Levy Funding.

We are a CITB Approved Training Organisation and will process your levy payment if you are a registered company.

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