Abrasive Wheels
(In-Person Course)

Welcome to our Abrasive Wheels Safety Courses page. Our comprehensive training program is designed to ensure the safe operation of abrasive wheel equipment, preventing accidents and promoting a culture of safety within your workplace.

Course Overview

Our Abrasive Wheels Safety Course is a 1/2 day session tailored for a maximum of 10 candidates. We offer both onsite training at your premises and sessions held at your premises.

During the course, participants will cover a wide range of topics, including:

- Introduction to regulations and objectives of the course
- Types of injuries we aim to prevent
- Understanding burst wheels and their causes
- Maximum speed of wheels and machines
- Importance of protective clothing and equipment
- Utilising audio visuals for enhanced learning
- Proper storage of wheels
- Selecting appropriate wheels for specific applications
- Essential checks required for wheels and machines
- Correct mounting techniques for wheels
- Safely operating machines and wheels
- Ensuring a safe working environment around cutting/grinding areas
- Employer's checklist for compliance
- Specialised abrasives such as diamond wheels and drill bits (if required)
- Question paper to assess knowledge retention

Legal Requirements for Training

In accordance with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER98), it is mandatory for all individuals operating abrasive wheel equipment to receive adequate training. Regulation 9 of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations states that employers must ensure their employees have received training that covers health and safety methods, associated risks, and necessary precautions.

Course Details

Our courses are customised to meet the unique needs of individuals and businesses, with a focus on preventing accidents and injuries related to wheel breakage and contact with running wheels. Key areas covered during our courses include:

- Identifying hazards and risks associated with abrasive wheels
- Proper marking of abrasive wheels with relevant information
- Safe storage, handling, and transportation of abrasive wheels
- Understanding the functions of various parts used with abrasive wheels
- Assembly and balancing techniques for abrasive wheels
- Dressing methods for maintaining abrasive wheels
- Correct adjustment of work rests (where applicable)
- Effective use of personal protective equipment (PPE)

Upon completion of the course, each participant will undergo an assessment, and successful candidates will receive a certificate as proof of their completion and competency.

Benefits of Abrasive Wheels Training

By investing in our Abrasive Wheels Training, employers fulfil their duty of care for employees, ensuring the safe use of abrasive wheels. The benefits of our training program include:

- Reduced risk of accidents and injuries in the workplace
- Compliance with relevant regulations and safety requirements
- Enhanced knowledge and skills in handling and operating abrasive wheels
- Increased confidence among employees when working with abrasive wheel equipment
- Certification for successful candidates
- Provision of detailed training books for future reference

Is it Right for Me?

Our Abrasive Wheels Safety Courses are suitable for technicians and engineers who select, mount, specify, or use abrasive wheels as defined in PUWER Regulations. Whether you are a seasoned professional or new to working with abrasive wheels, our training will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to operate safely and effectively.

What Will I Learn?

During the training, participants will gain expertise in the following areas:

- Proper handling and transportation of abrasive wheels and discs
- Selecting and testing new grinding wheels and discs
- Fitting abrasive wheels and disc cutters
- Replacement and adjustment of guards and work rests
- Dressing techniques for abrasive wheels
- Ensuring compliance with safety regulations
- Correct use of personal protective equipment (PPE)

What are the Benefits?

By completing our Abrasive Wheels Training, employers fulfil their duty of care for employees, demonstrating their commitment to safety.

The benefits include:

- Fulfilling legal obligations for the safe use of abrasive wheels
- Minimising the risk of accidents and injuries
- Promoting a culture of safety within the workplace
- Boosting employee confidence and competence
- Enhancing overall productivity and efficiency



To book our Abrasive Wheels Safety Course or inquire about customised training options, please contact us at training@totalcompliance.co.uk or call 0345 9001312.

We are dedicated to delivering high-quality training that meets your specific needs and ensures a safe working environment for all.