To provide participants in the training of abrasive wheels with the knowledge, skills and attitude to enable the safe operation of the abrasive wheel. It also provides an understanding of abrasive wheels that instruct delegates in all aspects of the correct mounting, setting and use of abrasive wheels.

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 must be 18 years old.

Course Aim

The course is suitable for those with responsibility for the installation, operations 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

  • Half day

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
  • Guards
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Practical assessments

Assessment & Certification

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

Participants receive a Certificate of Completion.