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NPORS Abrasive Wheels with Handheld Petrol Driven Cut Off Saw (N017)


The ideal tool for cutting small sections of hardcore material such as stone, concrete and steel, petrol cut-off saws, or chop saws as they are sometimes known allows operators to cut through tough materials with a hand-held power tool.

Wearing appropriate PPE is vital when operating a petrol driven cut off saw; as used incorrectly, it poses a high risk and plenty of opportunities for injury. Operators are at risk of harm from loud noise, metal, stone and potentially toxic dust, poor ventilation, mishandling, and fuel handling, so safety training and accident prevention are essential for a smooth operation.

This NPORS Abrasive Wheels with Handheld Petrol Driven Cut Off Saw N017 qualification enables delegates to demonstrate skill, knowledge, and competence in using a petrol driven cut off saw following NPORS guidance.

Course Outline

Through a mix of practical and theory-based exercises and tutorials, delegates will cover manufacturer and general knowledge and awareness of abrasive wheel cutting equipment and participate in practical activities to learn best practices and operating methods to use them.

The course reflects national standards and industry best practices and is fully accredited in line with regulations. In addition, choose to learn with Citrus, and delegates will benefit from our custom-built training facilities and customer-first approach.

Our occupationally and technically-experienced trainers coach delegates on this course, completing the session with a practical observation and short answer question paper. They must pass the assessment to qualify for the ​​NPORS accredited scheme card, valid for three years.

Before attending this course, the delegate must have recieved an appropriate face fit for their RPE Respiratory equipment.

Course Programme

Delegates taking this Abrasive Wheels with Handheld Petrol Driven Cut Off Saw N017 training will cover knowledge, skills and operating practice.

Course content includes:

Locating and identifying major machine components and controls and explaining their functions
Preoperational checks following manufacturers and legislative requirements
Identifying appropriate PPE for petrol driven cut off saw
Select suitable type of abrasive wheel, and petrol cut off saw relative to their work
Conducting necessary safety checks at the work area and setting up a safety zone
Preparing the machine for use and operate safely and efficiently
Storage and transport of an abrasive wheel petrol cut off saw
Carrying out all end of shift and shut down procedures

On Completion

Upon successfully completing this qualification, delegates will confidently:

Understand legal requirements and responsibility of using abrasive wheels Identify a potential hazard and its potential risks
Select the appropriate machinery and PPE required for the work
Choose proper safety equipment and carry out learned pre-use checks
Be able to correctly mark, store, handle and transport abrasive wheels and any ancillary equipment such as discs
Conduct a practical exercise in a safe and efficient manner
Safely mount an abrasive disc on the petrol cut off saw ready for use

Delegates who pass the course will receive a Traditional Operators card, valid for three or five years, dependent on sector-specific or in-company requirements

Who Should Attend?

The NPORS petrol driven cut off saw course is for anyone using petrol disc cutters or supervising their use.

Course Duration

This training takes one day to complete, with a maximum of six delegates in the group.

Why Citrus?

We dedicate our efforts to unrivalled quality and the customer experience at Citrus Training. As a result, we are the leading UK-based provider of health, safety and technical training and assessment services to the Built Environment and Utility sectors.

Citrus Training serves 85 of the top 100 building services companies in the market. With nearly 20-years of sector-specific experience, we’ve gained invaluable training experiences and knowledge to pass on to our delegates.

Our Tools and Equipment training is accredited, regulated, and has exceptionally high standards. Assessing short and long-term workplace risks, we teach and promote current industry and legislative requirements to ensure delegates take them forward into their daily working lives.

Our occupationally experienced NPORS educators deliver courses at our nationwide, industry-leading and accredited training centres, offering the very best of training standards and quality assurance.

Things you need to know

Before attending this course, the delegate must have recieved an appropriate face fit for their RPE Respiratory equipment.

Delegates must be 18 or over. Before starting the course, they must inform their trainer of any special considerations, medication or physical restrictions that may cause difficulties in any part of the training.

A CITB grant is available for companies registered with the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). Enquire to learn more about funding options.

Popular FAQ's

We provide Safe use of Abrasive Wheels – Petrol Cut Off – Handle Held Angle Grinders, and Bench Grinders. However, there may also be others we can assist with. See all courses here or contact us to find out more.

Unfortunately not, we run these as group or dedicated courses only.

All delegates must bring their own PPE with them on the day. We will send a complete list of requirements out to you pre-course.

We can provide a petrol cut off and handheld grinder, but if you require a bench grinder on-site, you will need to provide one.

This is a one-day training course. 

This NPORS card is valid for three years.

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