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Injuries resulting from the use of angle grinders are numerous across the country. The most common sites injured are the head and face. The high-speed disc of an angle grinder does not respect anatomical boundaries or structures, thus the injuries produced can be disfiguring, permanently disabling or even fatal.
Grinding machines and abrasive wheels should always be used in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. Operatives must be fully trained in the use, pre-use checks, mounting discs and operation before use.
- Always ensure the maximum speed (the no load rpm) marked on the abrasive wheel is greater than the rated speed of the grinder.
- Do not use grinding wheels that are larger than the maximum recommended size, or worn down wheels from other grinders.
- Never use grinding wheel power tools without the wheel guard attached to the tool and positioned for maximum safety.
- Store and handle abrasive wheels with care and inspect them for chips or cracks before mounting. Do not use any wheel that are damaged.
If we could be of further service or advice regarding Health & Safety for your company,
then contact Matt at SafeAid UK on:
Tel: 01206 842282 ~ 0779 538 5380
Email: info @safeaiduk.com