Construction & Utility Courses

Abrasive Wheels Training Course

Abrasive Wheels training is a classroom-based course that ensures that you are competent and safe when using and inspecting different abrasive-wheel types. On the course, you will learn the steps you need to take to safely and legally use abrasive wheels; this will help to reduce accident and allow you to work within the vital legislation.

  • Become qualified in just three hours.
  • Work safely and understand legal requirements.
  • You can complete this course in the classroom.
  • Practical elements included.
  • We can deliver this course in-house.
  • CITB Grant Claimable.
  • Valid for three years.
Abrasive Wheels Training Course

Abrasive Wheels Training course content

What does the Abrasive Wheels course cover?

This training course meets the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98). The course content is delivered in the classroom through demonstrations by the tutor. The course also includes a practical element in which you will familiarise yourself with changing the disks on the saw. 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

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, you will better understand the legal requirements of safely using an abrasive wheel. You will also pinpoint possible hazards and prevent them, select the correct PPE and safety equipment and check it appropriately.

What is Required to Pass the Abrasive Wheels Course?

The tutor will assess you throughout the course on your level of participation and understanding. Then you will complete a 20 question multiple-choice assessment paper at the end of the course. Successful delegates should leave with the ability to use the equipment safely and productively.

How long is the Abrasive Wheels training course?

This course is around three hours long.

The short duration allows you to get qualified quickly without affecting productivity and reducing your time away from work. In addition, we only cover the content that you need to know, therefore making the course engaging and valuable.

Why should I take this course?

People who use abrasive wheels or other grinding and cutting tools in their work should attend this course. This includes machine operators and the managers and supervisors of the operators.

By attending the course, you are meeting the legal requirements of PUWER 98 that anyone who operates cutting or grinding wheels should have some form of appropriate training.

Not only will the training make you compliant, but it will also make you safety-competent. If you are not aware of the correct precautions and procedures of using abrasive wheels, you are putting yourself in danger of an accident. The most common accidents include the wheel breaking or you coming in contact with the wheel.

Abrasive Wheels Training entry requirements

There are no formal requirements for this course.

We advise that you speak to the tutor before the course starts about the kind of equipment your job role requires so that the tutor can tailor the course content accordingly.

We also ask that you have a good level of speaking and understanding English. But, again, this is to get the most out of the course, and we know that you will leave the course and use abrasive wheels safely.

Is this course accredited?

Yes, this course is accredited by 3B Training.

Providing quality training is part of our ethos. Our quality and course team work hard on our short courses to ensure that our course content is of the highest standard.

Where can I take this course?

This course can be delivered in the classroom and via Online Learning.

In-house Courses

We can arrange Abrasive Wheels as an in-house course specifically for your company at one of our training venues or a venue of your choosing.

If you have a large group of operatives who need the training, we can tailor the course to be relevant to your company. The social format will help to encourage conversation about your company’s internal processes.

We price each course individually per enquiry. The price we provide will vary depending on the venue, the equipment needed and the delegate numbers. Fill in the in-house enquiry form for a quote.

Further development

The Abrasive Wheels certificate is valid for three years. To renew the certificate, you must attend the course again.

When using an abrasive wheel, the user must be fully equipped to deal with the potential hazards. Workers must be protected when working with construction dust; therefore, we recommend attending the Face Fit Testing course. You may also want to attend the UKATA Asbestos Awareness course to be aware of the dangers of asbestos and where to find it?

Is this course CITB Grant claimable?

Yes, CITB registered companies can claim £30 per delegate as long as they provide us with their CITB Levy number either at the time of booking or on the day of the course.



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