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Abrasive Wheels Training – Overview

Employees who may be required to use an abrasive wheel in the workplace must be competent in safely mounting abrasive wheels and disks on portable machinery and be familiar with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER).

The Abrasive Wheels Theory and Practical is a highly participative course with practical and theory sessions. The Abrasive Wheels Theory course provides an understanding of the hazards associated with using abrasive wheels and complying with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER).


Abrasive Wheels Training: Abrasive wheels courses help companies and individuals to meet the statutory requirements of the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). These courses are for you if you work with tools with an abrasive wheel. They give you a thorough understanding of hazards associated with abrasive wheels and the piece of legislation called PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998) that govern their proper use.

This topic is split into two courses. The first is the Combined Abrasive Wheels Theory and Practical, which involves both a written section and a practical session, which includes correct fitting discs and cutting different materials. This course is designed to give you the greatest understanding of abrasive wheels.

Abrasive Wheels Theory and Practical


The second course is the Abrasive Wheels Theory. This course focuses on the written aspect of the above course but lacks the practical element. This course is ideal for those who already have some hands-on knowledge of abrasive wheels but require more in-depth training about the theoretical aspect, such as your legal responsibilities, the nature of hazards and identification of courses, as well as the storage, checking, and use of discs.

Abrasive Wheels Theory

The course content of abrasive wheels courses will typically address the following:

·        Legal responsibilities and duties.

·        Hazards and risks associated with abrasive wheels.

·        Different types and functions of abrasive wheels and cutting discs

·        The selection, testing, mounting and storage of abrasive wheels and discs.

·        Methods of marking, storing, handling and transporting.


Most abrasive wheels training courses are short courses, typically less than one day, with many completed within half a day.


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