Up and Under Group

Abrasive Wheels

Part of our Managing for Safety Programme

Title Abrasive Wheels 1
Content Regulations and statutory duties
Introduction to Bench grinders and portable grinders
Hands on session under supervision
Hazards and Risks of abrasive wheels use
Types of wheels and methods of marking
Storage, handling and transport abrasive wheels
Inspection and testing
Functions of components used with abrasive wheels
Assembly, fit and balance
Dressing an abrasive wheels
Adjustment of the work rest on a pedestal or bench grinding machines
The safe use of portable grinding and cutting machines
The selection and use of suitable PPE
Assessment exercise
Assessment test
Duration 1 Day
Location Entrainment Training Centre or at your premise
Cost* £945 for up to 4 people
Outcome Persons attending this course will have a sound understanding of how to operate machinery with abrasive wheels, understand the types of wheels available and recognise the place of PPE in safe working with this type of machine. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and employees will be provided with copies of the assessment records.

Course 1 is aimed at staff with little or no experience of abrasive wheels. Course 2 is aimed at experienced workers who have not had formal training.

Both courses deal with bench/pedestal machines up to 9″/225mm dia wheels
and portable tools with disk sizes up to 12″/300mm. Training for larger wheels can be arranged

Training is in accordance with HS(G) 17 and PUWER 98

Title Abrasive Wheels 2
Content Regulations and statutory duties
Hazards and Risks of abrasive wheels use
Types of wheels and methods of marking
Storage, handling and transport abrasive wheels Inspection and testing
Functions of components used with abrasive wheels
Assembly, fit and balance
Dressing an abrasive wheels
Adjustment of the work rest on a pedestal or bench grinding machines
The safe use of portable grinding and cutting machines
The selection and use of suitable PPE
Assessment exercise
Assessment test
Duration 1/2 Day
Location Entrainment Training Centre or at your premise
Cost* £499 for up to 4 people
Outcome Persons attending this course will have a sound understanding of how to operate machinery with abrasive wheels, understand the types of wheels available and recognise the place of PPE in safe working with this type of machine. All attendees will receive a certificate of attendance and employees will be provided with copies of the assessment records.

*All prices are quoted for training at our centre, reasonable expenses will be charged for training at your site. We are able to arrange accommodation locally and collection from Crewe railway station for people attending courses. VAT is chargeable on all course costs.