ABW - Abrasive Wheels


All people using equipment at work must be adequately trained to ensure health and safety in its use, supervision or management. Some work activities require detailed formal training but, for most everyday activities involving work equipment, adequate training can be delivered in-house using the manufacturer’s instructions and the background knowledge / skills of more experienced workers and managers.

People should be competent for the work they undertake. Training – along with knowledge, experience and skill – helps develop such competence. However, competence may (in some cases) necessarily include medical fitness and physical / mental aptitude for the activity.

The Abrasive Wheels course will teach delegates how to operate wheel cutting equipment, the relevant legislation, different types of wheels, discs and the functions and the approved methods of inspecting, storing the equipment and to enable the delegate to use the equipment safely to reduce any injuries in the work place.

Content covered during this course include:

  • Provides a brief outline of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Provision & Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998
  • Safety in the Use of Abrasive Wheels HSG17
  • Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 1998
  • The correct use of PPE
  • Hazards arising from use of abrasive wheels
  • Methods of marking abrasive wheels
  • Methods of storing, handling & transporting of abrasive wheels
  • Mounting procedures & precautions of abrasive wheels
  • Diamond Wheels
  • Electric and Petrol Machines
  • Safe use of the machines and equipment
  • Balancing of grinding wheels, correct method of dressing wheels
  • Adjustment of guards and rests
  • Question papers with feedback from course delegates
  • Practical exercise to include all elements of the above on bench grinders, portable disc cutters & grinders

Course Information

Course duration

  • Half day training

Assessment & exams

  • Delegates will be assessed continuously during the training and via multiple choice assessment paper


  • Delegates will receive a CMT certificate and ID Card

Booking and further information

For further information or to book a place please call 08433 301236 or email us