Abrasive Wheels Certification Training Course + Chisel Sharpening & Silver Soldering

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A new Abrasive Wheel Certification Training Course for locksmiths put together by the Master Locksmiths Association covers abrasive wheels, chisel sharpening and silver soldering.

Do any of your staff use Angle Grinders or Bench Grinders?

If you, or any of your staff use angle grinders or bench grinders then you need to ensure you’re complying with the legal requirements relating to abrasive wheels. If you’re an employer then the onus is on you to ensure your employees are fully trained. HSE Security image To help with this the MLA has paid for one of its experienced members to be trained up and able to deliver the required training to other members.

Training Course Details

Abrasive Wheels Certification Course (+ Chisel Sharpening and Silver Soldering)
Date: 23rd May 2016, 10:00 to 15:30 approximately
Location: MLA Headquarters, Woodford Halse, Daventry
Requirement: Must be a MLA Member
Cost: £30 inc VAT

Why attend the course?

Under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), it is a legal requirement for those involved in the use of abrasive wheels to be properly trained. These regulations have totally replaced the Abrasive Wheels Regulations 1970 for the safe handling, storing, mounting and use of grinding wheels. In addition, new safety standards for abrasive wheels and grinding machines and new codes of practice for the safe use of these products have also been introduced. This has widened the scope for training to include those manufacturing, specifying, selling, purchasing, supervising and using abrasives. Most recently, the implementation of the General Product Safety Regulations (2005) has extended the requirements to cover abrasives used in the consumer market”

What is covered on this training course?

Abrasive Wheels

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  • Preparing risk assessments
  • Recognising hazards
  • How to keep hazards from becoming incidents
  • Proper safe storage of discs and wheels
  • Understanding codes and standards on discs and wheels
  • Choosing the right disc for the job
  • Varying types of abrasives and how they work
  • Selecting correct items of PPE
  • Machine maintenance
  • Disc and wheel mounting procedures


Chisel Sharpening

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  • How to re-grind a damaged chisel
  • Honing the blade
  • Re-hardening and tempering a chisel that has been overheated during the grinding process
  • Hands on practical (bring your own chisels)


Silver Soldering

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  • Choice of silver solders and fluxes
  • How to silver solder successfully
  • Hands on practical (test pieces supplied )


To book a place on this course either email training@locksmiths.co.uk or phone us on 0800 783 14 98 for more details.   If you are interested in other locksmith training courses please so our locksmith training pages


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