Abrasive Wheels

This Course Includes
  • Fully qualified instructor
This Course Includes
  • Fully qualified instructor

Course Description

Abrasive Wheels

This course has been developed and designed for candidates who change and mount a bondedabrasive wheel or disc.
Training is given on all aspects of safety in relation to abrasive wheels.The course is for those who use portable grinding and cutting equipment, and bench grinders.

Candidates are taught the safe use of abrasive wheels and discs, including the correct selectionand mounting skills.
An abrasive wheel is usually defined as a wheel consisting of abrasive particles
bonded together with various substances. There are two main types of bonding
agent: inorganic and organic.


  • To help you correctly use portable hand held cutting and grinding equipment
  • To help you select and understand the correct disks for these items of equipment


  • By the end of this day you will:
  • Be able to select the correct PPE for use with portable hand held cutting and grinding equipment
  • Identify potential risks associated with portable hand held cutting and grinding equipment


Abrasive Wheels


  • The Health & Safety at Work etc. Act 1974
  • Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999
  • The Provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Using abrasive wheels
  • Specifics
  • Pre-use checks
  • Hazards arising from use and precautions to be observed
  • Abrasive wheels training schedule
  • Competent operator
  • Wheel/disc safety
  • Abrasive wheel accidents
  • Inspecting abrasive wheels
  • Storage
  • Dangers
  • Operation of cutting disk
  • Speeds of abrasive wheels
  • Injuries sustained
  • Portable machines
  • Grinding wheels
  • Portable abrasive wheel machines
  • Petrol
  • Electrically powered
  • Compressed air
  • Maintenance
  • After use
  • Types of wheel bonding material
  • Resinoid
  • Rubber
  • Shellac
  • Abrasive types
  • Types of wheel
  • British Standard marking system for abrasive wheels
  • Colour coding
  • Do not over tighten!
  • Hazards
  • Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992
  • What is Personal Protective Equipment?
  • Suitable PPE
  • Eye protection
  • Information, instruction and training
  • Hot works
  • Fire; prevention and control
  • The Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002
  • Hazardous substances in grinding processes
  • Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005
  • Signs and symptoms of hearing loss
  • Hearing protection
  • Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005
  • Vibration
  • Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005
  • Vibration ready reckoner
  • Control measures
  • Selecting and mounting abrasive wheels


Abrasive Wheels

Q: Is this a classroom course?
A: Yes. This course focuses heavily around a practical teaching method.

Q: Do I get a certificate for completing this course?
A: Yes and the certificiate is valid for 3 years upon completing the course.

Q: How do I get my certificate?
A: We will issue you certificate on completion of the course once the invoice has been cleared.

Key Details
  • Duration
    Half day
From £700.00
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