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.

  • Become qualified in just three hours.
  • Work safely and understand legal requirements.
  • Completed in the classroom.
  • Practical elements included.
  • It can be delivered as an in-house course.
  • CITB Grant Claimable.
  • Valid for three years.
Abrasive Wheels Training Course

Abrasive Wheels Training course content

What does the Abrasive Wheels course cover?

This course is designed to provide training that meets the requirements of 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 the delegates will familiarise themselves 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, 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.

What is Required to Pass the Abrasive Wheels Course?

The tutor will assess the delegates throughout the course on their levels of participation and understanding. Then the delegates 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.

Why should I take this course?

People who use abrasive wheels or other grinding and cutting tools in their work should attend this course.

Abrasive Wheels Training entry requirements

There are no formal requirements for this course. We advise delegates to speak to the tutor before the course starts about the kind of equipment their job role requires so that the tutor can tailor the course content.

Is this course accredited?

Yes, this course is accredited by 3B Training.

Where can I take this course?

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

Public Classroom Courses

Classroom-based Abrasive Wheels training courses are available to attend in our training venues nationwide. The course is delivered in a traditional classroom environment by a trainer.

It’s easy to book an abrasive wheels course yourself due to the multiple live dates we have available on our website. You can book one or more public course places directly online or over the phone. Please view all of our available Abrasive Wheels courses here.

In-house Courses

We can also arrange Abrasive Wheels to be delivered as an in-house course specifically for your company. We deliver the course under our accreditation; this allows us to be flexible with delegates numbers and course content.  The course can be arranged 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. This 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.

Remote Learning

If you would like to attend the course online, take a look at our Abrasive Wheels Awareness page here. Please note, this version does not include the practical elements that are covered in the classroom.

Further development

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

When using an abrasive wheel its important that the user is fully equipped to deal with the potential hazards. Workers must be protected when working with construction dust; therefore, we recommend that they attend the Face Fit Testing course. They may also want to attend the UKATA Asbestos Awareness course so that they are 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.


Next Available Courses

  • Manchester - 29 Apr 2021

    £70.00 + VAT

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