Construction Site RA - Using a Portable Disc Cutter or Grinder
Building Risk Assessment Form – Using a Portable Disc Cutter or Grinder
Disc cutters are widely used on many sites for cutting tiles, bricks or blocks, stoneware, pipes, reinforcing steelwork etc. The cutting wheel on most machines spins at nearly 180 mph without a guard so it is important to understand that this Risk Assessment Form For Using a Portable Disc Cutter / Abrasive Wheel Machine will allow you to assess the risks to your employees while carrying out this task.
This Building Risk Assessment Form has been professionally written for you to use by adding to or deleting the control measures that we have suggested. We have considered the various hazards your employees and anyone else will be exposed to on a regular basis and have given some control measures that you may already have in place, along with our suggestions of those you may wish to implement. These are only our suggestions – you may find that your particular site or location needs different answers, and these forms allow you to fill them in as you need.
If you are new to carrying out risk assessments you may find it useful to read our Guidance Notes: How to do a Construction Site Risk Assessment.
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