Abrasive Wheel Training

This abrasive wheel training course covers responsibilities under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98)

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Course Facts

Duration: 1 Day/s
Assessment: This course is not assessed
Entry Requirements: There are no entry requirements
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Ways to Learn

Abrasive Wheel Course Overview

In our half-day training, attendees gain in-depth knowledge about safety measures for abrasive wheels, starting with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER 1998) and its Approved Code of Practice.

The course highlights potential hazards and associated risks, and the importance of wheel marking systems, proper storage, handling, and transportation.

Attendees will learn about wheel components, assembly, and balancing, alongside maintaining wheel performance.

The session wraps up with guidelines on machine adjustments and the correct use of personal protective equipment.

Why take an Abrasive Wheels course?

Legally, training in abrasive wheels is mandated by PUWER 98.

HSE data on abrasive wheel accidents reveals that almost half of the related accidents arise from operator errors or unsafe systems of work. As such, accidents, injury and damage resulting from poor wheel mounting and misuse are all too common.

While some hazards, like wheel breakage, are evident, others like noise, vibration, or dust might surprise you. 

The HSE underscores that proper training—blending theory and hands-on experience—is unparalleled in ensuring safe machinery operation and wheel use. 

Who should take an abrasive wheel course?

This course is ideal for those who operate, supervise or manage the use of abrasive and grinding wheels.

It is suitable for just about anyone using portable tools with an abrasive wheel i.e. angle grinders, disc cutters, skill saws, concrete saws or ‘whizzers’.

Speak with our friendly team to see how your business can protect your employees. 

What does abrasive wheels training cover?

  • Introduction to the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER 1998) and the Approved Code of Practice (ACOP)
  • Hazards and risks arising from the use of abrasive wheels
  • Abrasive wheel marking systems – methods of marking abrasive wheels with their type, size and maximum operating speed
  • Safe storage, handling and transport of abrasive wheels
  • Inspection and testing of abrasive wheels for damage
  • Exploration of components used in abrasive wheels, such as flanges, blotters, bushes and nuts
  • Correct abrasive wheel assembly, ensuring they are properly balanced and fit for use
  • Dressing an abrasive wheel
  • Correct adjustment of work rests on a pedestal or bench grinding machine
  • Safe use of personal protective equipment (PPE)

Learning Outcomes

Benefits for individuals:

  • Understand the legal implications of working with abrasive/grinding equipment and machinery
  • Appreciate the correct methods of storage and handling for abrasive wheels
  • Be able to demonstrate the necessary knowledge to mount abrasive wheels correctly
  • Be able to carry out maintenance on machinery

Benefits for employers:

  • Share expertise across your organisation to build a culture of health and safety awareness
  • Ensure all operators are working in line with the PUWER 1988 legislation
  • Reduce machine wear and tear through appropriate setting of machines

How is this Course Assessed?

There is an option to take a short-answer questionnaire at the end of the course.

This is not an accredited qualification but TSW can certify that a person has completed the assessment successfully. 

TSW offers a full range of health and safety courses and qualifications that might better fit your needs.

Some examples of courses you might take alongside the abrasive wheel training include:

Pre-course Preparation

No pre-course preparation is required for this course.

Delegates are requested to complete a pre-course questionnaire that will be handed to the tutor before the first day of the course.

This ensures that the course is delivered to the highest quality and is relevant to the learner’s needs and objectives.

Why Choose TSW Training for your Courses?

  • TSW Training is a leading Health and Safety, Environmental, Leadership and Management training provider working with PLCs and SME clients across the UK.
  • Rated 4.8/5 by learners on independent training course evaluator, Coursecheck, TSW Training has been a trusted and established training provider of choice for 56 years.
  • Work with TSW Training and you have access to our closely curated team of quality-assured experts, consultants, and trainers.

Read our course reviews

The course was informative and educational, and will help make me safe at my work for myself and others.
Thomas D November 8, 2023
Enjoyable course, made easier by the knowledge and manner of the trainer
Andrew M November 8, 2023
Hello I am Albert and I must say I really enjoyed this course, it helped me to understand the importance of abrasive wheels and the dangers behind it and how to prevent that from happening
Albert L October 25, 2023
Very useful
Jack P October 25, 2023
Peter is a very good tutor. Very helpful and the course itself was very informative
Rhys G September 27, 2021

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This course can be delivered exclusively for your organisation, in any location or virtually through Microsoft Teams or Zoom. Read more on our in-house training services.

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