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Abrasive Wheels

There are a wide range of tools and processes that use abrasive wheels and ensuring these are used correctly and safely is of paramount importance. Applications range from hand grinding to disc cutting. They can be used at all stages of a work process, for making preliminary cuts and scores in materials, or for fine polishing and finishing.

Different wheels will have different properties and characteristics suitable for particular tasks. They also have different weaknesses and can pose different risks and hazards in handling and use. For this reason, it’s important that you always select the right abrasive wheel for the job and use it with the right machinery.

The use of abrasive wheels comes under the Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98) Act. The HSE have also published guidance on what is best practice and how to comply with the law in HSG 17 “Safety in the Use of Abrasive Wheels” which states:

“In relation to abrasive wheels, PUWER 98 requires, among other things, that all machinery is suitable for its intended use and is properly maintained, and that employees, including those using, mounting and managing the operation of abrasive wheels are fully informed and properly trained in their safe use”.

Who Is It For?

This course is aimed at anyone who uses abrasive wheels, or employs people who use abrasive wheels as part of their work.




What Will You Learn?

This course covers the anatomy of an abrasive wheel, the dangers associated with their use, storage and handling and much more.

  1. Introducing Abrasive Wheels
  2. The Anatomy of an Abrasive Wheel
  3. The Dangers of Abrasive Wheels
  4. Abrasive Wheel Safety
  5. Safe Speeds
  6. Other Wheel Markings
  7. Storage and Handling
  8. Checking and Testing
  9. Training and Certification
  10. Inspections
  11. Course Summary

Course Cost:



100 Minutes

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