Abrasive Wheels Training

The provision and use of work equipment implicitly requires that any person using a piece of work equipment that presents a significant risk to the user must be trained and that the training covers not only the use but also any hazards arising from the use and the precautions to be observed. It is not adequate to assume that because a person has a qualification in a trade, that they are competent with any tools related to that trade. This is especially true of power tools. With this in mind, this training takes a generic approach to training with power tools to enable the person to be aware of the hazards and precautions.

Our Abrasive Wheels courses cover the following machine types:

  • Angle grinders fitted with cutting or grinding wheels
  • Cut-off saws
  • Bench top cut-off saws
  • Bench mounted grinders
  • Pedestal mounted grinders


The training covers

  1. The hazards arising from the use of abrasive wheels
  2. Identify the methods of marking abrasive wheels as to type and speed
  3. List the methods of storage, handling and transportation of abrasive wheels
  4. Show the methods for testing and inspecting wheels for damage
  5. Demonstrate the correct method of mounting an abrasive wheel including knowledge of the function of the components
  6. Show the method of dressing a wheel
  7. To adjust the rest correctly
  8. The requirements of the regulations
  9. Risks associated with Power Tools
  10. Practical training session, from which all delegates will be assessed


Course Aim

To enable candidates to select and mount abrasive wheels safely in accordance with the regulations.