Grinding/Abrasive Wheels Theory

Duration: Half Day

Incorrect mounting and use of grinding equipment could lead to accidents to people, plant and equipment.

This half day course highlights the necessary precautions required to reduce accidents and provides an understanding of key legislations in line with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER 1998).

This course will cover:

  • Introduction to the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
  • Legal requirement & risk assessment
  • Hazards and dangers in the use of abrasive wheels and disc
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Definition and analysis of abrasive wheels
  • Defining of an abrasive wheel or disc
  • How an abrasive wheel works
  • Abrasive and bond types
  • Marking system
  • Receipt, handling, storage and inspection of abrasive wheels
  • Inspection, examination and testing
  • Machines and work areas
  • The importance of machine maintenance
  • Examination and correct use of flanges, guards and work rests
  • Maximum operating surface speed
  • Machine controls

This course is ideal for individuals working in building, construction, fabrication, engineering, automotive and maintenance departments including:

  • Machine Operators
  • Supervisors
  • Managers


For the Individuals:

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


For the Employers:

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

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 delegate’s needs and objectives.


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

Other courses you might look to if this doesn't quite fit what you are looking for are:

If you are unsure which course is for you or your employees, please call and speak with one of our Learning and Development Advisor on 02921 680075 or alternatively send us an enquiry here