NPORS Abrasive Wheels (Hand Held Petrol Driven Cut Off Saw)

This course is currently closed for new learners.


This 1 day practical course has been designed to provide delegates with the knowledge to identify, select, inspect and fit a variety of wheels on hand held cut off saws, and understand associated legislation.
On this course delegates will choose, inspect and fit a wheel for specific task.

Dumfries and Galloway College are pleased to be able to offer this course in partnership with West Coast Training.

Course code





1 Day, 0900 – 1630



Entry Requirements

Suitable for anyone who operates, supervises or manages the use of abrasive wheels.

Course Content

To provide knowledge and understanding in the following areas:

  • A basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator
  • A working knowledge of the manufacturers handbook and be familiar with other sources of information available including relevant legislation
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions
  • Be able to locate and identify key controls and explain their functions
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturers and legislative requirements
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for petrol driven cut off saw
  • Select suitable type of blade relative to the work being undertaken
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area and set up safety zone
  • Prepare the machine for use and operate machinery safely and efficiently
  • Environmental considerations
  • Storage and transport of petrol driven cut off saw
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures


NPORS test to complete course

Course Contact Details

If you would like more information or to reserve a place on a course, please get in touch.

Telephone: 01387 734199

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