£75 (+VAT)

This is a classroom-based course which ensures that delegates are competent and safe when using a range of abrasive wheels. The tutor will tailor the course for those who are present, focusing on the abrasive wheels, grinding, and cutting tools needed by delegates.

How long is the Abrasive Wheels course?
3 Hours

Who should attend the Abrasive Wheels course?
People who use abrasive wheels or other grinding and cutting tools, including basic handheld or bench tools, or people who need a complete introduction to the equipment.

Is the Abrasive Wheels course accredited?
3B Training accredited

When does my Abrasive Wheels certificate expire?
Three years

Entry Requirements

There are no requirements for entry on this course. Delegates should advise the tutor before the course starts on the kind of abrasive wheels, cutting, or grinding equipment their occupation requires so the tutor can tailor the course accordingly.

Course Objectives

This course is designed to provide training that meets the requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98).

By the end of the course, delegates will have a better understanding of the legal requirements of safely using an abrasive wheel. They will also be able to pinpoint possible hazards and prevent them. They will be able to select the correct PPE and safety equipment and check appropriately.

Course Content

The course is delivered in the classroom through demonstrations by the tutor. It also includes a practical element where delegates will familiarise themselves with changing the disks on the saw.

  • The Need to Train and Statutory  Requirements.
  • Characteristics of an Abrasive Wheel and the Types.
  • Marking of an Abrasive Wheel.
  • Speed.
  • Hazards and Precautions.
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Storage & Handling.
  • Inspection and Methods of Testing for Damage.
  • Abrasive Wheel Machine Components.
  • Guarding.
  • Dressing & Balancing.
  • Specific Mounting Procedures.

The course makes sure that the delegates attending are capable of working in line with HSE legislation.

What is Required to Pass the Abrasive Wheels Course?

Delegates will be assessed through a short assessment paper at the end of the course. Successful delegates should leave with the ability to use the equipment in a safe and productive way.