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  • Are all grinders in good condition, intact and inspected before use?

  • Are all handles and guards fixed securely, outer body screws tight and with the correct type of flange configuration and locking nut?

  • Is all the correct PPE being worn and is it in good condition? E.g. Double eye protection & Hearing Protection.

  • Is the electrical lead in good condition, an RCD being used and is the electrical test and tag current and valid?

  • Are all grinders above 4” fitted with a ‘dead man’ type switch to reduce the likelihood of accidental operation?

  • Are all wheels and discs stored appropriately, i.e. in a dry out of the weather location, in a way so as not to damage other wheels and are issued based on age (older wheels first)?

  • Are people aware of how to “ring test” a new wheel before it’s put on (tapping of the disc with a light non-metallic implement, If they sound cracked (dead), they shall not be used)?

  • Are the correct disc types being used for the type of material being worked on, is the correct disc size being used for the grinder and is the disc maximum speed lower that the grinders?

  • Has consideration been given to the use of alternate cutting tools such as pneumatic pipe cutters etc. prior to using the grinder?

  • Have precautions been put in place to ensure sparks are directed away from other employees and/or ignition sources?

  • Do operators ensure the grinder is fully stopped before putting it down and that the power lead is removed from the power point before replacing a disc?

  • Is there evidence available to show all employees who are required to undertake grinding operations are aware of the requirements set out in TMI-0000-SA-0019?

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