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Specialist Extension Level Course

S11HS - Health and Safety for Site staff - using Power Tools
This course is for site staff using a variety of power tools, some of which, not normally used by teachers and students

Aim of the Course
The aim of ths course is to provide site staff with the knowledge skills and understanding to demonstrate competency in the safe and correct use of portable power tools in the workplace.

On completion of the course colleagues will have a good understanding of the relevant Health and Safety issues, and know the hazards that may arise and the risk control measures that need to be put in place to complete a risk assessment on each tool.

Content of the course
- Health and Safety legislation
- Issues for the purchase/acquisition of portable power tools for use by site staff
- Completing risk assessments for each tool
- Training and certification of staff
- The safe use of portable power tools, including:
       Safe operating procedures for each tool
       Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
       Use of Local Exhaust Ventilation (LEV)
       Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and Noise at Work
       Lone Working procedures
       Maintenance and Inspection of Power Tools

The 10 tools are:

Angle Grinder

Biscuit Jointer


Planing Machine


Belt Sander

Circular Saw

SDS Hammer Drill and Chisel

Reciprocating Saw

Multi Cutter