Abrasive Wheel Mounting Course

Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Applications) Amendment Regulations 2016 (S.I. No.36 of 2016) 

Abrasive wheels training is legally required for anyone involved in the purchase, selection, storage, handling, mounting, dressing and use of abrasive wheels. This includes all types of abrasive wheels either fixed (e.g. Bench grinders or polishers) or portable (e.g. angle grinders).

Minimum age requirement:  Attendees mus be 18 years old

Course Aim

The course is suitable for those with responsibility for the installation, operation and maintenance of abrasive wheels in accordance with the relevant regulations.


The course is highly participative with the emphasis on the practical element of training.


Note:  This course is specific to tools associated with abrasive wheels and not the safe use of power tools in general. 

Course Duration & Fee

  • Half day
  • 100 per person

  • Note:  Attend a Manual Handling Course on the same day and avail of a special 
  •   rate - 150 for both courses.

Course Content

          Overview of Regulations

        Types of hazards and accidents

        Types of abrasive wheels

        Wheel markings

        British Standard Marking System

        Wheel structure

        Storage, handling and transportation

        Inspection and testing of wheels

        Mounting and balancing

        Wheel dressing


        Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

        Practical assessments

Assessment & Certification

Participants must complete a short theory test and a practical test.

Participants receive a Certificate of Completion.


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