Abrasive Wheels Safety

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    Part Time

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    One Day

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The Abrasive Wheels Safety course complies with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER): Safety in Use of Abrasive Wheels.

You will study the approved advisory literature relating to the mounting of abrasive wheels and hazards arising from the use of abrasive wheels and precautions which should be observed.

What will I do?

During the Abrasive Wheels Safety course, you will study the following topics:

  • Approved advisory literature relating to the mounting of abrasive wheels
  • Hazards arising from the use of abrasive wheels and precautions which should be observed
  • Methods of marking abrasive wheels as to type and speed
  • Methods of inspecting and testing abrasive wheels to check for damage
  • The functions of all components used with abrasive wheels, including flanges, blotters, brushes and nuts used in mounting and including knowledge of the correct and incorrect methods of assembling all components and correct balancing of abrasive wheels
  • The proper method of dressing an abrasive wheel
  • The adjustment of the rest of an abrasive wheel
  • The requirements of The Abrasive Wheels Regulations 1970, which has now been superseded by the PUWER Act 1998

This course contains both theory and practical elements and you will be required to bring protective clothing along with you.

Please note.

Unless the abrasive wheels regulations change there is no need to resit the course unless the employer or candidate wishes to. The certificate does not expire.

The format the course follows is the one that is suggested in the HSE Safety in the Use of Abrasive Wheels document.

The course is intended to make those who use and change abrasive wheels aware of the hazards involved and how to reduce the risk of an accident.

Although every training provider produces their own learning materials, you should all follow the standard format as laid down in the above HSE document.

The HSE document is mainly focused on bench/pedestal/hand held grinders as these are the ones that are involved in the majority of accidents.

The course allows you to change, true and dress an abrasive wheel of the type they have been trained on.

There are no formal entry qualifications for the Abrasive Wheels Safety course.

The Abrasive Wheels Safety course will run at our Boston Campus. You will attend College for one session.

On successful completion of the Abrasive Wheels Safety course you will be presented with a Certificate of Attendance.

Please note, bespoke course dates are available for those making group bookings. Should you wish you enquire about a bespoke course date please email our Management and Technical Training Team at

The Abrasive Wheels Safety course will cost £120.

Please note that all fees are subject to change.

How to Enquiry.

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You can download our course guide