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Abrasive Wheels Training

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.

Categories: , , Tag: Awarding Body: NPORS, INHOUSE Product ID: 22416



Our Abrasive Wheels course ensures that delegates are competent and safe when using a range of abrasive wheels. The tutor will tailor the course for those who are present, focusing on the abrasive wheels, grinding, and cutting tools needed by delegates.

How long is the Abrasive Wheels course?

7 hours with a mixture of theory and practical training.

Who should attend the Abrasive Wheels course?

People who use abrasive wheels or other grinding and cutting tools, including basic handheld or bench tools, or people who need a complete introduction to the equipment.

Is the Abrasive Wheels course accredited?

The can be accredited by SB Skills In-House Accreditation or by NPORS.

When does my Abrasive Wheels certificate expire?

Three years (In-House) or Five years (NPORS).

Entry Requirements

There are no requirements for entry on this course. Delegates should advise the tutor before the course starts on the kind of abrasive wheels, cutting, or grinding equipment their occupation requires so the tutor can tailor the course accordingly.

If the delegates are to attend the practical course, they will require to bring with them their FFP3 masks that have been face fit tested.

Participant Requirements

The highly qualified instructor will tailor the content of the course to participant requirements.
Participants are asked to inform the tutor of the level of experience they have on the day of the course.

Who Should Take The Abrasive Wheels Training Course?

The course is suitable to anybody that works with abrasive wheels, cutting or grinding equipment. The course is suited to those that have some previous experience of the equipment, as well as those that are looking for a complete introduction.

Course Objectives

The course meets the training requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98). Delegates will learn to identify potential hazards and overcome them. They will be taught to identify the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and ensure that it is maintained properly and used safely.

What Will delegates Learn?

The abrasive wheels training course is a combination of theoretical and practical training. Tutor led demonstrations are combined with a practical element that teaches how to safely change abrasive disks.

Delegates will learn the legal requirements concerning cutting wheel safety. They will be able to set and change abrasive wheels. On completion, attendees will meet abrasive wheels regulations and operate cutting disks in a safe manner.

  • Abrasive Wheel Regulations
  • Identification of abrasive wheel types
  • Understanding the marking system of an abrasive wheel
  • Hazard identification and mitigation
  • Identification and use of personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Storage and handling of abrasive disks
  • Abrasive wheels risk assessment
  • Wheel maintenance and handling
  • Dressing and balancing

Course Specifics

The course lasts 7 hours and consists of both tutor led theoretical and practical elements. Participants do not need any prior experience or qualifications in the use of abrasive wheels. Attendees who are receiving In-House accreditation will have to recertify within a 5-year period to ensure they meet regulations.

Abrasive Wheel Training From SB Skills Solutions Ltd

SB Skills Solutions Ltd is a national provider of specialist health and safety training courses. We deliver both theoretical and practical training, are fully accredited, and our instructors and tutors are highly experienced with industry experience. Browse our full selection of training courses on our website or, if you have any questions about any of the courses or services we offer, call on 01695 558420 and speak to one of our experienced team.

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