Accredited to the Energy and Utility Skills Register (EUSR)

EUSR Abrasive Cutting (Abrasive Wheels or Petrol Cut Off Saw) training combines classroom-based theory with practical instruction and assessment. Hand operated Petrol Cut Off Saws are one of the most used Abrasive Wheels, and most dangerous, hand operated tools used within the construction industry. Materials cut range are typically small sections of wood, concrete, stone, and steel. This course is ensure operates get ‘hands on’ in order to assist with competence on the device(s) being utilised.

Our comprehensive training programme is focused on reducing the risks of utility strikes in the construction and infrastructure industry. Our experienced team of trainers can support any candidate, regardless of their experience to help fill any skill gaps an employee may have in their competency to operate a petrol cut off saw.

Using a blended approach of onsite practical learning and theory in a classroom environment, our courses place a strong emphasis on safety to ensure candidates develop the right skills to keep everyone safe from the risks of improper use of Petrol Cut Off Saw

This course can be delivered at the academy or on site if conditions are suitable.

Course Outline

This course has been designed to cover the following areas:

  • Understand legislation and guidance including HASWA 74, PUWER 98, MHSWR 99 and PPE Regs
  • Recognise the hazards of abrasive cutting/petrol cut off saws and consider risk control measures
  • Identify various types of petrol cut off saws and the associated risks (for example, noise, contact, wheel burst, respiratory and HAVS)
  • Carry out pre-use safety checks
  • Consider practical steps (control measures) to reduce workplace accidents and encourage safe operation of Petrol Cut Off Saws/Abrasive Wheels
  • Select the correct type of petrol cut off saws/abrasive wheels, identify marking and provide a visual inspection
  • Demonstrate the correct usage, functions and fitting of different types of wheels and discs.
  • Learn how to correctly use approved methods of selection, identification and fitting of abrasive wheels to cut off saws including guard adjustment, inspecting and storing the equipment. (including practical demonstration depending on specific machine or machines being used)

On Completion

Upon successful completion and achievement of this course, learners will be awarded an EUSR Abrasive Cutting (Petrol Cut Off Saw) Photo id card (valid for 3 years) and a Groundforce Training certificate of attendance (in addition to EUSR card)

Who Should Attend?

This course will benefit anyone who is operating and/ or managing/ supervising the use of Abrasive Cutting Utilising Petrol Cut Off Saws.

All attendees are required to provide photographic identification prior to attending the course.

Course Duration

The minimum guided learning hours for a Petrol Cut Off Saw 1/2 a day