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Abrasive Wheels Training Course

abrasivewheels.jpgThe Provision and the Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 requires those people who mount abrasive wheels on grinding machines to be provided with suitable training and information.

This course is designed to give delegates the necessary knowledge and skills to do just that. 

Course Aim

To help attendees identify the correct abrasive wheel to be fitted for the task and demonstrate to them how to change the wheel in a safe manner.

Who Should Attend

The course is intended for anyone who is required to change and use abrasive wheels in the workplace.

Content of Course

The course covers:

  • Hazards and risks arising from the use of abrasive wheels and precautions which should be observed
  • Methods of marking abrasive wheels as to type, size and maximum operating speed
  • Methods of storing, handling and transporting abrasive wheels
  • The functions of all components used with abrasive wheels, including flanges, washers, bushes and nuts used in mounting
  • How to assemble abrasive wheels correctly to make sure they are properly balanced and fit for use
  • Guarding
  • The use of suitable personnel protective equipment
  • The requirements of the law relating to abrasive wheels
  • Advisory literature relating to the mounting of abrasive wheels


By the end of the course delegates will know how to change abrasive wheels safely and ensure that they are fit for purpose.

Examination Information

Delegates will be awarded a certificate of attendance on successful completion of the multiple choice assessment.

Duration of Course

Half Day - Trainer Led Learning

Contact us to request information on rates and availability on this course.