Abrasive Wheels Training

There is no substitute for thorough
practical training in all aspects of the
mounting and use of abrasive wheels.

Checklist - Abrasive Wheels

  1. Have you informed and adequately trained those involved in the use, mounting, supervision of persons to mount abrasive wheels?
  2. Have you recorded relevant details of the above training and distribution of information, instructions, etc...?
  3. Do you have a procedure/system for maintaining your grinding machine and abrasive wheel refresher training?
  4. Do you keep records of maintenance/inspections of abrasive wheel machines?
  5. Do you provide & maintain suitable eye protection/shields/dust protection when using abrasive wheel equipment?
  6. Do you provide suitable storage for abrasive wheels?
  7. Do you check that safety precautions are being observed?

The above checklist is a guide to abrasive wheel rules which should be applied to every person and/or company.

Who should attend?

Our abrasive wheel training courses are suitable for all operators, managers and supervisors, who as part of their working duties select, mount, specify or use abrasive wheels as defined in PUWER Regulations 1998.

The aim of the Abrasive wheels training course is to enable candidates to work safely, to provide an understanding of current legislation and promote awareness of the dangers and hazards of abrasive wheels, and to offer practical steps to reduce workplace accidents and encourage workers to adopt a culture that results in a safer workplace.


The abrasive wheel regulations are now part of legislation PUWER (provision & use of work equipment regulations 1998).

It is a legal requirement under The Provision and use of Work Equipment 1998 (PUWER) that all staff who use abrasive wheels, receive abrasive wheels training in the safe use of the equipment and changing of abrasive wheels.

Don't forget your First Aid Training or
refresher course recommended every 3 years.

Industrial Training Services has been delivering abrasive wheels training since 1995, and has certificated numerous personnel during this time, enhancing their qualifications and job prospects. All our training is delivered by qualified instructors.

Abrasive Wheel Training Course Content

½ day abrasive wheel training
  • Provides a brief outline of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974.
  • Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.
  • Safety in the use of abrasive wheels HSG17.
  • Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1998.
  • The correct use of PPE.
  • Hazards arising from use of abrasive wheels.
  • Methods of marking abrasive wheels.
  • Methods of storing, handling & transporting of abrasive wheels.
  • Mounting procedures & precautions of abrasive wheels.
  • Diamond Wheels.
  • Electric and Petrol Machines.
  • Safe use of the machines and equipment.
  • Question papers with feedback from course delegates.
1 day abrasive wheel training course

All of the above plus:

  • Balancing of grinding wheels, correct method of dressing wheels.
  • Adjustment of guards and rests.
  • Practical exercise to include all elements of the above on bench grinders, Portable disc cutters & Grinders.
  • Question papers
  • Feedback from course delegates.