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Abrasive Wheels & Abrasive Wheels Awareness

Our abrasive wheel training courses are suitable for all operators, managers and supervisors, who as part of their working duties select, mount, specify or use abrasive wheels as defined in PUWER Regulations 1998.

The aim of the Abrasive wheels training course is to enable candidates to work safely, to provide an understanding of current legislation and promote awareness of the dangers and hazards of abrasive wheels, and to offer practical steps to reduce workplace accidents and encourage workers to adopt a culture that results in a safer workplace.

By the end of the course, delegates will have a better understanding of the legal requirements of safely using an abrasive wheel. They will also be able to pinpoint possible hazards and prevent them. They will be able to select the correct PPE and safety equipment and check appropriately.

Accreditation –Akan Technical Training

Duration – 1/2  day

Validation – this certificate does not have an expiry date. However, based on industry best practice guidelines, the recommended renewal period for this training is 1 year. We will print this recommended renewal date on your certificate.


The course is delivered in the classroom through demonstrations by the tutor. It also includes a practical element where delegates will familiarise themselves with changing the disks on the saw. Delegates should inform the tutor before the course starts on the type of abrasive wheels and equipment they use so that the course can be tailored accordingly.

The following topics will be covered on the Abrasive Wheels course –  

– The Need to Train and Statutory Requirements

– Characteristics of an Abrasive Wheel and the Types

 – Marking of an Abrasive Wheel

– Speed, Hazards and Precautions

– Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

– Storage & Handling, Dressing & Balancing

– Inspection and Methods of Testing for Damage

– Abrasive Wheel Machine Components.

– Guarding and Specific Mounting Procedures.

Certification is dependent on successful continuous assessment of the delegate. Assessments will be carried through out, with observation along with some written exercises. Whilst the written elements are straightforward, candidates require a basic command of English. Successful delegates should leave the course with the ability to safely use the equipment.