Abrasive Wheels – Appointed Persons

A requirement of proprietors is to ensure that one or more people are identified within each establishment to receive proper instruction on all aspects of safety in relation to Abrasive Wheels. This will include their mounting, dressing and adjustment to enable these persons to be able to perform the necessary duties within a workshop.

Course Content

Who Is The Course Aimed At?

Users of static and/or portable grinding wheels in the course of their work.

Course Objectives/Key Benefits?

To ensure compliance with training regulations for Abrasive Wheels in the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.

Abrasive Wheels Course Content

  • Training and appointment of persons to mount grinding wheels
  • Slides – workshop accidents
  • Composition, types and forms of grinding wheel
  • Legislative requirements
  • Types of accidents
  • British Standards Marking System
  • Wheel manufacture
  • Methods of testing / inspection
  • Wheel and spindle speeds
  • Handling and transportation
  • Storage
  • Wheel dressing / balancing
  • Adjustment of the rest / guards
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Machine Inspections
  • Protection devices and safety features
  • Noise and vibration
  • Practical assessments
  • Written test paper

Training method:

Seminar, demonstrations, practical activity. A practical and written test on the day.

Course outcome/qualification:

Certificate of Attendance.

Pre-requisite Knowledge/Qualifications


Recommended Follow-up Courses

Portable Power Tool Safety

Abrasive Wheels – Appointed Persons
Course Outline: Ensures compliance with training regulations for Abrasive Wheels in the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.
Duration½ Day Workshop
CampusColchester Institute
Start DateContact us for dates
Fee(s)Price per delegate: £90 + VAT
Company Course: Price on Application


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