Construction & Utility Courses

Abrasive Wheels Awareness

Abrasive Wheels Awareness is an online training course that provides the delegate with the theoretical knowledge to use and inspect an abrasive wheel safely.

  • Become qualified in just three hours.
  • Work safely and understand legal requirements.
  • Online course.
  • You can complete the course from home.
  • Can be delivered as an in-house course.
  • Valid for three years.
Abrasive Wheels Awareness

Abrasive Wheels Awareness course content

What does the Abrasive Wheels Awareness course cover?

The awareness course is designed to meet the training requirements of Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98). The course covers the following subjects.

  • The need to train on an abrasive wheel and the statutory requirements
  • Characteristics of an abrasive wheel and the types of wheel available
  • Wheel speed
  • Hazards and precautions to control them
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Storage & handling
  • Inspection and methods of testing for damage
  • Abrasive wheel machine components
  • Guarding
  • Dressing & balancing
  • Specific mounting procedures

Please note that this course does not contain any practical content on inspecting, storing and mounting abrasive wheels.

Course Objectives

On completion of the course, the delegate will have a greater knowledge of the legal requirements of safely using an abrasive wheel. They will also have theoretical knowledge of wheel inspection and PPE selection.

What is Required to Pass the Abrasive Wheels Awareness Course?

The tutor will monitor the involvement and understanding of the delegates throughout the training. At the end of the course, they will complete a 20 question multiple-choice assessment paper.

How long is the Abrasive Wheels Awareness course?

This course is around three-hours long.

Why should I attend this course?

People who need health & safety knowledge of using abrasive wheels or other grinding and cutting tools should attend this course.

Abrasive Wheels Awareness entry requirements

To attend the Remote Learning course, delegates must have access to a computer or laptop that uses a microphone and webcam and has access to the internet.

We also ask that the delegates have a good understanding of spoken and written English.

Is this course accredited?

Yes,  3B Training are the accreditors of this course.

Where can I complete this course?

This course is available to attend online or in the classroom as an in-house course.

Remote Learning

Abrasive Wheels Awareness training is available to attend online via Remote Learning.  The online learning course allows the delegate to complete their training from home and eliminate the time and monetary cost of travelling to a classroom-based course.

To access the course, the delegate must log in to the virtual classroom through a link that we provide. All that is required is a computer or laptop with a camera, microphone and access to the internet. Like the classroom version, the course is delivered by a tutor to a group of delegates. The theory content is the same as the classroom-based course and delegates will still be able to interact with the tutor and other attendees through their microphone or the chatbox. All course materials are accessible in PDF format, and the exam is completed electronically.

In-house Courses

Whether the course is delivered in the classroom or through remote learning, we can arrange for the course to be delivered as an in-house course.  In-house training, specifically for companies, is a popular option for our clients who want to have a group of their staff trained all at once. The in-house format allows delegates to discuss their companies processes and procedures throughout the course.

Each in-house quote is provided on a case-by-case basis depending on location, delivery type and delegate numbers. To enquire, fill out the in-house enquiry form on this page.

Public Classroom Courses

For more information on the classroom version of this course which covers practical elements, visit our Abrasive Wheels page here.

Further development

You will receive a certificate 6-8 weeks after course completion.

You must renew your Abrasive Wheels Awareness certificate after three years of completion. To renew the certificate, you must attend the course again.

Next steps for the delegate would be to complete a course that contains the practical elements of abrasive wheels that aren’t covered on the online course.

Working with cutting and grinding tools can be dangerous, the delegate may also want to protect themselves and others by completing Face Fit Testing (to be correctly fitted with RPE) and the First Aid at Work course (in case of an emergency that requires first aid attention).

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