Angle grinders, also called side or disc grinders, are handheld power tools used for cutting, grinding, and polishing. They can be electric, gas powered, or pneumatic, and vary in size.

They are commonly used for metalwork and fabrication, as well as on construction sites. Other places they typically are used, is in workshops, service garages, and auto body repair shops.

Angle grinders can be dangerous due to the high rpm involved and the sparks and bits of metal that fly off as they cut.

Some of the common hazards to consider when operating an angle grinder include, but is not limited to, the following.

  • Injuries to the eyes caused by flying debris or disc breakage.
  • Respiratory issues brought on by breathing in dust.
  • Injuries to hands, etc., caused by coming into contact with a rotating wheel.

Our angle grinder toolbox talk help keep employees safe and reduce health and safety issues in workplaces where angle grinders are used as part day-to-day activities.

If you are considering our angle grinder toolbox talk, our Noise Toolbox Talk and Fire Safety Toolbox Talk might be of interest to you as well.

Items Covered in the Angle Grinder Toolbox Talk

Our toolbox talk is split up in these following sections.

  • Introduction: Explanation of what an angle grinder is and in what connection it is used.
  • The Hazards: Outline some of the common hazards in workplaces where angle grinders are used as part of the day-to-day activities.
  • Control Measures: Defines the controls that should be implemented to mitigate any risks related to use of angle grinders.
  • Toolbox Talk Questions: Include a few questions to validate attendees understanding of the toolbox talk.
  • Further Information: Outline where additional information can be received, related to the topic covered in the toolbox talk.

Each of our toolbox talks include an additional page where relevant hazards on site can be identified and discussed, together with an attendance list where participants can be recorded and sign.

Purchase our Angle Grinder Toolbox Talk to keep your employees safe, or take advantage of our toolbox talk packages, which contains a range of our toolbox talks at a reduced price.