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Safe use of Abrasive Wheels



Abrasive Wheels training is a legal requirement for anyone operating this equipment in the workplace. Abrasive Wheels are extremely dangerous and the only way to reduce risk is through theoretical and practical training in operating the machinery.

This training course meets the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98).


This Abrasive Wheel course is intended to give all levels of staff the information and training they need to make sure that they are aware of current health and safety requirements and legislation and to prevent workplace injuries, promote safer working practices and improve workplace culture when working with Abrasive Wheel and associated apparatus. 


The aim of this course is to provide staff with sufficient knowledge to use and maintain abrasive wheel equipment safely

Course Content

  • Health and safety legislation overview

  • Hazards and risk control measures associated with Abrasive Wheels

  • PPE

  • Types of abrasive wheel machines and their safe use

  • Resin & vitrified bonded abrasive wheel selection, marking, identification and inspection

  • Correct use, setting, adjustment and inspection of flanges, guards and accessories

  • Pre-use machine safety checks

  • How to mount of abrasive wheels on various equipment including hand angle grinder and saw

  • Set up and safe working of applying an Abrasive Wheel to a grinder

  • Practical safe set up (no live cutting or grinding)


Approximately 4 hours


Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a NAL Safe use of Abrasive Wheels certificate.

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