Abrasive Wheels Safety Training Course


On completion of this course candidates will be able to:

  • Identify hazards associated with abrasive wheels

  • Consider precautions to be taken

  • Correctly store and handle abrasive wheels

  • Select an appropriate abrasive wheel for a specific machine and task

  • Carry out inspection and safe mounting of abrasive wheels


The course is delivered on the client’s premises and provides a practical session for wheel/disc changing and mounting for the specific equipment in use.

Delegates will be taught the following topics:

  • The requirements of the Provisions and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER)

  • Abrasive wheels hazards, risks & control measures

  • Safe Ten stages

  • Selecting & Identifying Abrasive wheels (markings/types & speeds)

  • Inspecting and Testing abrasive wheels

  • Storing Abrasive Wheels

  • Mounting of Abrasive wheels & Guard design

  • Truing & Dressing wheel

The course will cover the following types of abrasive wheels:

  • TYPE 1 Grinding (Bench)

  • TYPE 41 Flat for Cutting

  • TYPE 42 Depressed Centre for Cutting

  • TYPE 27 Depressed Centre for Grinding


1 Day


The course has an assessment on completion.