Abrasive Wheel Awareness

Abrasive Wheels training is a classroom-based course which ensures that the delegate is competent and safe when using and inspecting different types of abrasive-wheel.

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

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.

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


There will be a short written assessment at the end of the Abrasive Wheels Awareness training course.

Business benefits

  • Prevent injuries at work
  • HSG 17 published by the HSE, is a guidance document relating to abrasive wheels. It is not legislation, however where guidance is given by the HSE it should be followed, as if an accident occurs and it was found that guidance had not been followed then you may face prosecution under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

Learning outcomes

  • By the end of the course, delegates will have a better understanding of the legal requirements of safely using an abrasive wheel.
  • They will also be able to pinpoint possible hazards and prevent them.
  • They will be able to select the correct PPE and safety equipment and check appropriately.


People who use abrasive wheels or other grinding and cutting tools in their work should attend this course.

Our Health & Safety Training Managed Service

Our home for Abrasive Wheel Awareness Training might be in Stoke-on-Trent, but we have upcoming courses running from at least 12 other national locations and with our managed service, if we can’t accommodate you at any of those, no matter what corner of the country you are in, we will do the hard work for you and scour the market. We will work closely with local and national providers on your behalf; whereby we place you at the same cost as if you were buying direct so that you can really rationalise your supply chain and have a single invoice.

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