Abrasive Wheels
Average Duration: 1-2 Hour
Digital & Printable Certificate
Unlimited Exam Attempts
Accepted Across Ireland, UK and Europe
Valid For 3 Years
Self-Paced. Available 24/7
Available On All Major Devices
Live Student Support
Permanent Record Of Training
User Management Tools Available


 Abrasive Wheels Training Course

Nearly half of all accidents resulting from abrasive wheels happen due to unsafe working practices and operator errors. If you work with abrasive wheels then following strict health and safety practices is paramount to protect both yourself and others from harm.

This Abrasive Wheels course will provide you with an introduction to working safely with abrasive wheels so that you can understand the risks and know which control measures are needed to prevent injury and ill-health.



Who Should Take This Course?

This course is suitable for anyone who uses abrasive wheels in their work activities. The course is particularly relevant for those who use bench grinders, pedestal grinders and angle grinders. Although the training doesn't cover the use of specialist grinding machines, the health and safety information throughout the course is still applicable. This course has been written at an introductory level and no pre-requisite training is required. Experience of using abrasive wheels would be advantageous.

This certified online training is ideal for people working in positions such as, but not limited to:
Builder / Floor Layer / Bricklayer
Carpenter / Joiner / Fitter
Site / Project Manager




Course Content

The course is divided into four accessible, interactive modules and also includes an assessment at the end:




Introduction to

Abrasive Wheels

Types of abrasive wheels, dangers of abrasive wheels, abrasive wheels and the law,

manufacturers responsibilities, employer responsibilities, employee responsibilities, HSA & HSE guidance.


Risk Assessment

What is a risk assessment?, who should carry out a risk assessment?, Step One: Identifying hazards, Step Two:

Decide who might be harmed and how, Step Three: Evaluate the risks, Step Four:

Record the findings, and Step Five: Review and update.


Safe Practices for

Abrasive Wheels

The hierarchy of control, wheel speed, wheel handling and storage, wheel mounting, mechanical guards and work rests,

safe working practices, inspections and checks and safely dressing abrasive wheels.


Further Abrasive Wheel

Hazards and Controls

Prevention of eye and face injuries, harmful dusts, vibration control, noise reduction and control, fire risks, electrical safety,

hand-held grinding and cutting-off tools, training, communication and monitoring, Reporting of Injuries,

Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR), first aid and emergency procedures.




Aims of the Training

By completing this training, you will:



The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will be asked 20 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 80%. The answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed. If you don't pass, don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with no extra charge.

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