Skip to content

Unit: Concrete grinding

LMFFL2107A: Select, operate and maintain grinding equipment

Section 2: Practice of grinding

Image for slide 1
Audio for slide 1 (mp3 |6|KB)
Now that we've covered the basic principles of grinding, let's apply that knowledge to the practice of grinding a floor.

This section provides guidelines on safe work procedures and the main steps involved in setting up and operating a grinder.

hearing icon
Image for slide 2
Audio for slide 2 (mp3 |6|KB)
Note that the suggestions provided in these lessons are not designed to take the place of the manufacturer's manual for your own machine.

Always follow what the manual says, because it's been written by the engineers who have designed the machine and tested it under lots of different conditions.

You should also work with an expert operator while you're learning how to use the machine.

hearing icon
Image for slide 3
Audio for slide 3 (mp3 |6|KB)
Remember, every job has its own characteristics and trickly little quirks, so you need to be able to 'read' the slab and adapt your techniques accordingly.

The only way to do this is through hands-on experience, under the direct guidance of your trainer or supervisor.

hearing icon

Completing this section

Audio 4 (mp3 |6|KB)

The assignment for this section goes hand-in-hand with the practical demonstrations you will perform for your assessor.

Have a look at the Assignment now to see what you'll need to do to complete it. You'll find the link in the menu bar.

Also in the menu bar are links to the lessons for this section:

  • Health and safety

  • Selecting the tooling

  • Operating procedures

  • Basic maintenance.

These lessons will provide you with background information that will help you with the assignment.

The Just for fun exercise will show you a diamond selection table and ask you to choose the most appropriate tooling for particular types of jobs.

hearing icon