This topic describes the control measures, such as suitable guards, noise protection and use of water, that should be in place to ensure working with abrasive wheels is carried out in a safe manner.

Employers' Duties

  • The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) require tools and associated consumables to be suitable for the intended purpose. Tools must be maintained sufficiently to remain safe in use and users must be fully informed and trained.

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