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Health & Safety Training Course

Abrasive Wheels Safety Course



This one-day course is designed to provide delegates with a clear understanding of all the aspects which cover the use of Abrasive Wheels detailed under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98).


Length of Course

1 day


Who Should Attend

This course is for individuals or for an organisation.


Entry Qualifications



Course Content

  • Prevent and minimise the number of accidents arising from the use of abrasive wheels
  • Demonstrate an awareness of the hazards and the precautions required to minimise risks
  • Demonstrate an understanding of methods of marking abrasive wheels
  • Demonstrate competence in safely and correctly mounting abrasive wheels
  • Demonstrate knowledge of storage and handling abrasive wheels.


Course Units

  • Introduction and Overview
  • The Law regarding Abrasive Wheels (PUWER 98)
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Types of Abrasive Wheels
  • Abrasive Wheel composition
  • Abrasive Wheel Bond, Bonding Materials and Abrasives
  • Hard and Soft Abrasive Wheels
  • British Standard Marking System
  • Bond structure, Grade and Grit sizes
  • Abrasive Wheel hazards and precautions to be taken
  • Grinding m/c guards/purpose of guards
  • Wheel Inspection/Assembly of Grinding Wheel Components (hands-on)
  • Wheel mounting/truing and dressing/guard and tool-rest adjustment (hands-on)
  • Safe handling and storage of Abrasive Wheels (hands-on)
  • Inspection/maintenance of Grinding Machines.


Method of Assessment

Upon successful completion of the course, delegates will receive a Neath Port Talbot College Certificate of Attendance covering wheel types 1, 5, 7, 27, 41, 42 & 52.