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Abrasive Wheels Theory and Practical


Course Overview

Number of Delegates: Maximum 10

Duration: 1 day

Overview: To provide delegates with a thorough understanding of and/or the hazards associated with the use of abrasive wheels and to comply with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) in the safe mounting of abrasive wheels and discs on portable machinery.

The practical session includes fitting correct disks and cutting different types of materials.


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Who Should Attend

This programme is designed for any person who may be required to use abrasive wheels in the workplace or requires familiarisation with the associated regulations.


Course Content

This course covers:

  • Legal requirements and responsibilities

  • Nature of hazards and identification of causes

  • Safe work area

  • Selection of correct machinery and personal protective equipment (PPE)

  • Method of marking, storing, handling and transporting

  • Storage, checking and use of discs

  • Machine checks

  • Mounting and dressing

  • Be able to correctly mark, store, handle and transport abrasive wheels and any ancillary equipment such as discs.

By the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Understand the legal requirements and their responsibility for the safe use of abrasive wheels

  • Identify a potential hazard and its reasonable foreseeable risks

  • Select the appropriate machinery and PPE required for the work being undertaken

  • Select appropriate safety equipment that may be used and carry out appropriate pre-use checks

  • Conduct a practical exercise using the appropriate safety equipment, in a safe and efficient manner.


Final Qualification

Upon successful completion of the course, each successful delegate will receive an in-house certificate, valid for 3 years.


Additional Information

Delegates attending this course should be 18+ years and be physically and mentally fit to withstand the rigours of training.

The content of this course includes awareness of periodic examinations of equipment.

For training held at your own location please ensure you make available a classroom suitable for the number of delegates attending, with a 240v power supply. Please ensure the practical area is free from harm, suitable from training and that it has been risk assessed.



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