9/9/10 – British Abrasives Federation seeks to raise training standards for industry
9 September 2010
The British Abrasives Federation, BAF, which represents some of the leading manufacturers of abrasives, has apparently, create a standard stipulating the content and delivery to which all abrasives safety training programmes in the UK should adhere.
Within the industry there has been concern that proper training in the safe use of abrasives products is not being carried out. There has been a feeling for some time that poorly trained operators are often the main cause for the misuse and subsequent accidents.
Clear guidelines on who should be trained and to what standard have been drawn up by a group of experts in the industry under the auspices of the BAF. They have used guidance from the Health & Safety Executive and PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998)
Of the four companies now accredited to carry out the training, only Tassia, meets the BAF’s criteria to train other trainers in the industry.