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Abrasive Wheels

Abrasive wheel machines of all types have potential to cause severe injury if they are not used with care. So anyone who uses an abrasive wheel must be trained and competent to do so.



Learn how to use abrasive wheels safely and in accordance with the ‘Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER98)’. Ensuring the safe use of petrol disc cutters and angle grinders.



This abrasive wheel awareness course raises awareness of the dangers and the control measures that should be put in place to reduce the risks that working with abrasive wheels present.


Upon successful completion of the course, candidates will typically be provided with a CMT ID Card and Certificate

Course Details

Who Attends?

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 Aim?

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.

Course Content
  • 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
Methods Used

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

Additional Information

Half Day Training


CMT ID Card and Certificate


To be announced


To be announced

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Marie, Riteweld Engineering

“The training went very well, at a good steady pace throughout. I had excellent support which without I wouldn’t have got through the course.On various courses with different training providers, I never got this level of support throughout and even felt neglected at times.

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