Safe use and operation of Abrasive Wheels

These tools are hazardous and legislation regarding their maintenance and proper use has been in place for many years.

The Health and Safety at Work Act states that an employer must provide adequate instruction on the changing of abrasive wheels (bench/angle grinders etc).

Course prerequisite: None

Certificating Body: Lantra or NPORS

Course Length: 1 day

Course Times: 9.30am to 4.00pm or to suit client.

Instructor: Various

Cost: £170 + VAT

Venue: Marsh Hill Centre, Marsh, Aylesbury. HP17 8ST or to suit client

Maximum Trainees: 6

Course contents:

  • Understand the nature of the hazards and identify the causes
  • Identify and understand requirements and responsibilities under the current legislation
  • Understand the characteristics of abrasive and their action
  • Understand and interpret the marking system of abrasive wheels
  • Recognise the need for careful handling of abrasive wheels and carry out visual check and ring tests (bench grinders)
  • Understand and identify what speeds should be adhered to in wheel selection
  • Identify main components and understand their functions
  • Mount an abrasive wheel and /or a diamond blade
  • Understand the difference between truing and dressing a wheel, undertake dressing a wheel and identify dressers (bench grinders)
  • Adjust work rests correctly (bench grinders)
  • Use operating precautions and be aware of avoiding hazardous conditions
  • Demonstrate their knowledge on abrasive wheels and diamond blades
  • Carry out daily maintenance on petrol powered machines
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