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Why is abrasive wheel training so important?

Abrasive wheels are commonly found in industry, both in fixed pedestal/bench grinders and in portable grinding tools.  They are a versatile tool, capable of cutting, shaping, smoothing and cleaning a wide variety of materials.  By their very nature, part of the wheel surface has to be exposed in order to carry out work, so proper training and competence is essential when using these pieces of equipment.

What is the biggest danger?

With the wheel rotating at several thousand revolutions per minute, any breakdown of the wheel material could lead to fragments being ejected at speed, leading to potentially serious injuries.  If the abrasive wheel is worn, damaged, clogged with the wrong type of material debris or used incorrectly, it could overheat and burst in use. 

Read more: Why is abrasive wheel training so important?

On Friday 28 August 2015 the Annual Waterside Graduation and Apprenticeship Awards Evening took place at Langtree Park in St Helens, the home of St Helens RFC.

The event was a huge success with 90 people attending the event including Apprentices, Parents, Employers and New Employers who are embarking on the journey of having an apprentice for the first time.  

A huge thank you must go to Gareth Jones representing the IMechE for attending with his wife who have supported the award over a number of years. 

Read more: Apprentice Graduation Night 2015

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