About the Course
Tyre removal, replacement and deflation should only be tackled by competent staff who have been trained to recognise the hazards and can safely manage the associated risks.
You will be able to:
Highlight the associated risks posed by removing, handling and processing wheels, tyres, steel and alloy rims.
Take the appropriate precautions to minimise the risks associated with removing, handling and processing wheels, tyres and rims.
Implement alternative techniques to remove locking or damaged wheels nuts/bolts (lug nuts) e.g. wheel nut and bolt extractors, locking wheel nut remover tools.
Demonstrate how to safely operate a pneumatic impact wrench.
Demonstrate how to safely remove road wheels from an ELV vehicle.
Demonstrate how to safely deflate and separate the tyre from the wheel rim, remove lead balancing weights and store materials for recycling, as appropriate.
Who is this course suitable for?
This course is designed for anyone who needs awareness of ELV process including the removal, handling and storage of road wheels.
This course is designed for anyone who needs awareness of the risks posed by processing and managing wheels, tyres, steel and alloy rims, within an automotive workplace or ELV dismantling operation.
This course is designed for anyone who needs technical knowledge of how to remove, separate and store ELV wheels and tyres.
This course is designed for anyone who needs technical knowledge of wheel removal within a vehicle dismantling or automotive repair workplace.
No experience is needed to take part in this course, it is aimed at all levels within an organisation or company.
Suitable for operatives, technicians, supervisors and management.
The HSE stipulate that Tyre removal, replacement and inflation should only be undertaken by competent staff. The main hazards which can arise include:
Manual handling injuries, which account for nearly a half of all tyre-related incidents reported.
Tool-related injuries, particularly from hand tools such as tyre levers, which account for a quarter of all tyre-related incidents reported.
Compressed-air accidents e.g. from a ruptured or burst tyre or violent separation of the component parts of the wheel.
These accidents tend to result in serious injuries, including fatalities. This training is designed specifically for ELV operators and technicians to ensure they have the necessary skills to be able to safely remove and handle road wheels, separate them into their component materials, and store them safely ready for recycling.