The Abrasive Wheels Safety Training course is offered by a number of organisations but is essential for anyone who comes into contact with or works with abrasive wheels. These include chop saws, angle grinders and Stihl saws among many other types of equipment. The course is particularly useful for those who work in the construction industry as it is likely that this type of equipment will be used on-site. Managers and users of this equipment should all be trained on how to adequately use, store and move abrasive wheels due to the risk of injury involved. This course teaches employers and employees about the Health and Safety at Work Act, the proper way to use the equipment and how to maintain and store abrasive wheels. Although this training course should be followed when using the equipment, the potential for accidents to happen can still exist, particularly if users do not keep using the training.
How can an accident occur?
As with any sharp cutting tool, abrasive wheels carry their own risks. Potential injuries include cuts, severe lacerations or even broken bones if the equipment is poorly stored. Those who use the training will be able to keep the equipment in a safe place and ensure that it is maintained regularly to reduce the risk of accidents like this occurring. However, someone may be careless with the equipment causing a serious injury or accident. If this is the case and you have evidence for negligence which resulted in an injury, then you can call Accident Advice Helpline to begin a compensation claim.
How to begin your claim
Give Accident Advice Helpline a call on our free 24-hour helpline – 0800 689 0500 – to discuss the case and determine how successful your claim is likely to be. We offer no-obligation advice so you can freely talk to an adviser without worrying about having to pursue your claim. However, if there is evidence of negligence and you have sustained an injury that is someone else’s fault, then we could win you a cash payout. Our patron, Esther Rantzen, shares our view that everyone has the right to safety in their place of work, no matter how dangerous the equipment may be. If someone has failed to use the training provided and you are injured as a result, you could win a cash sum to help you cope financially after your accident.
Date Published: June 15, 2014
Author: David Brown