Abrasive Wheels Theory & Safe Use Practical


This course is provided by a third party training provider

Course Aims: to give trainees knowledge, understanding and basic skills in the safe use of abrasive wheels. It introduces trainees to the hazards and risks involved with abrasive wheels operation and to comply with health and safety legislation.

Duration: One day, morning theory session and afternoon practical.

Course Content:

·       PPE
·       Basic skills in the safe use of abrasive wheels.
·       Hazards and risks involved with abrasive wheels operation.
·       Health and safety legislation.
·       Duties and responsibilities under the abrasive wheels regulations.
·       Identifying parts and markings on the abrasive wheels.
·       Different types of grinding operations and different types of grinding wheels that can be used.
·       Obtaining the component drawings and specifications required for the components to be machined
·       Identifying grinding faults and when grinding wheels need re-dressing/forming.
·       The correct start up and shutdown of the machine.
·       How to mount, test and use a grinding wheel.
·       Hazards that can occur while using the machine.
·       The safety mechanisms on the machine and check that they function correctly.
·       Stopping the machine in an emergency.
·       Safe handling and storage of grinding wheels.

Afternoon Practical: For the practical session delegates will be split up into smaller groups to practice mounting the correct and relevant discs and the basic cutting and grinding tasks. Also covering the pre-use checks of equipment, PPE and safe and correct use techniques.

For the practical delegates are required to bring the following:

-        Handheld machine/s in safe working order (operating paperwork if possible)
-       A selection of new and worn cutting/ grinding wheels and off cuts of materials to practice cutting e.g. wood, brick, concrete if possible.
-       Protective Workshop clothing including gloves, ear and eye protection, safety boots and spectacles if worn.
This practical is designed to be bespoke, please provide details of the machine you/your delegate(s) will be using with your booking.

Upon successful completion: trainees will be issued with an accredited UKRS Certificate which will be valid for 3 years.



1 Day(s)


Brooke Industrial Park, Norwich


Full Member From £115
Associate Member From £138


Thu 30th May

Thu 18th July 2024

Please note; All prices quoted are subject to the maximum delegate number attending, and therefore may change. The cost for the course will be advised when your booking is confirmed (within your booking form with all other course details e.g. timings/location/what delegates should bring etc).