Abrasive Wheel Training


Started on November 27, 2020

Abrasive Wheel Training

According to the Health and Safety Executive  “nearly half of all accidents involving abrasive wheels are due to an unsafe system of work or operator error.”  Abrasive Wheel training and knowledge is crucial for those who operate an abrasive wheel and operatives should not operate or handle an abrasive wheel without training.  Free advice on the precautions that should be taken to manage risks and prevent accidents.  This is particularly the case for those that result in injury from either wheel breakage or contact with a running wheel. Information on this can be accessed via their free download “Safety in the use of Abrasive Wheels” . Bench grinders are among the most widely used abrasive wheel and found in workshops everywhere. This guide will give tips on how to stop a bench grinder quickly.

This abrasive wheel training course is for anyone who uses abrasive wheels, or employs people who use abrasive wheels as part of their work. There are a wide range of tools and processes that use abrasive wheels and ensuring these are used correctly and safely is of paramount importance. Applications range from hand grinding to disc cutting.

They are suitable for all stages of a work process, for making preliminary cuts and scores in materials and for fine polishing and finishing. Different wheels will have different properties and characteristics suitable for particular tasks. They also have different weaknesses and can pose different risks and hazards in handling and use. For this reason, it’s important that you always select the right abrasive wheel for the job and use it with the right machinery. This course covers the anatomy of an abrasive wheel and the dangers posed along with safe storage and handling.


The Abrasive Wheels Regulations 1970 governs the laws and regulation on abrasive wheels training and operations

Course ContentModule
Introducing Abrasive Wheels 1
The Anatomy of an Abrasive Wheel2
The Dangers of Abrasive Wheels3
Abrasive Wheel Safety4
Safe Speeds5
Other Wheel Markings6
Storage and Handling7
Checking and Testing8
Training and Certification9
Course Summary11
Course Assessment

Online assessment in this abrasive wheel training is carried out by a series of multiple choice questions. Candidates must answer 70% of the questions correctly to pass each module. We advise you to complete each module and answer the question before moving on to the next module. This provides a better learning experience because you will need to have knowledge from earlier modules to understand some of the material in the later modules. For those who complete the course successfully, a PDF certificate of the award is sent directly to your inbox.  Hard copies of the award are available on request.  The course takes 100 minutes of training to complete. This is course content only and does not cover the time it takes to answer questions.

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Behavioural Safety Training
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