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Abrasive Wheels

This Abrasive Wheels training and certification course is ideal for those wishing to become proficient in the safe operation of abrasive wheels. You will gain in-depth knowledge on abrasive wheels safety regulations, risk control and compliance.

The course is a mix of theory and practical sessions and include key health and safety regulations and looking at the different types of abrasive wheels and their dangers. You will also cover the abrasive wheel marking system and gain an understanding of safe operating speeds.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the health and safety requirements for abrasive wheel operation
  • Carry out a risk assessment and implement control measures, including emergency procedures
  • Understand the legislative requirements and responsibilities of abrasive wheel operations
  • Understand the characteristics of abrasives and their uses
  • Understand and interpret the marking system of abrasive wheels
  • Understand how to handle and store abrasive wheels
  • Understand how to select and check abrasive wheels before use
  • Understand and identify what speeds should be adhered to in wheel selection
  • Identify the main components and understand their functions
  • Mount an abrasive wheel and /or a diamond wheel
  • Understand the difference between truing and dressing a wheel (bench grinders)
  • Dress a wheel and identify dressers (bench grinders)
  • Adjust work rests correctly (bench grinders)
  • Use operating precautions and be aware of avoiding hazardous conditions
  • Carry out daily maintenance on petrol powered machines (disc cutter and cut-off saws)
  • Operate the equipment in a safe and appropriate manner.

Who is the course for?

Farmers, managers, fitters, foremen and workers who are required to use abrasive wheels or petrol powered saws and supervise their use.


Qualifications by NPORS or Lantra Awards


1-day – a mix of theory and practical sessions

Course Content


  • Introduction and aims of course
  • Legislative responsibilities
  • Abrasive wheel characteristics and cutting action
  • Abrasive wheel composition and marking system
  • Wheel and spindle speed
  • Inspection, handling, storage and transport
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Abrasive wheel components
  • Hazards arising from use of abrasive wheels and saws

Abrasive Wheels:

  • Mounting an abrasive wheel
  • Adjustment of work rests
  • Truing and dressing the wheel
  • Mounting a diamond blade
  • Fault finding

Petrol Driven Saws:

  • Diamond blades
  • Maintenance

Use of Equipment:

  • The safe use of equipment
  • Practical assessment and assessment of underpinning knowledge


1 day course at £190 + VAT

Cancellation Policy

Newlands Training Ltd have the following cancellation policy:

  • 7 working days notice, full fee refund, less administration charge of £25.00
  • 3-7 working days notice, 50% fee refund
  • 1-3 working days notice, 25% fee refund
  • Less than 1 days notice, no refund

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