Abrasive Wheels

Abrasive Wheels

This course is designed to provide the participants with the appropriate knowledge of the hazards and dangers of working with Abrasive Wheels. Under current legislation, all employees who are involved with the use of Abrasive Wheels are required to have received suitable and sufficient training and be authorised in writing to operate such equipment.

Who Should Attend:

Anyone involved or using abrasive wheels.

Participants per course:

Maximum of 12 participants.

Course Duration:

4 Hours

Course Content:

  • Introduction – Course administration, Aims and Objectives.
  • Legislation and Guidance – Hazards arising from use/ Accident Causation and Costs/ The requirements of the Regulations/ Advisory Literature.
  • Wheel Selections – Discussion concerning materials (hard & soft), materials to be removed, work piece geometry, machine types, speed and feeds, wet or dry operating conditions and dressing methods.
  • Wheel Storage – Methods of Storage, handling and transporting wheels. Discussion concerning the effects of atmospheric working conditions, protection from shock loading, cushioning between wheels, support from bending and distortion, and shock rotation.
  • Wheel types – wheel size, shape, function and fixing methods.
  • Wheel Markings – methods of markings – type and speed. British Standards Marking System BS4481,
    denoting abrasive type, grain, grade or hardness and bond type.
  • Methods of Testing and Inspection for Damage.
  • Function of all components and the correct Method of Mounting and Balancing.
  • Methods of Dressing an Abrasive Wheel.
  • The adjustment of the rest.


Participants, who successfully complete the course, will receive a course completion certificate. The certificate is valid for three years.

Course Cost:

from €300 p/course or €33 p/person.

This course has been approved by Next Level Skillnet for funding.

This can cover up-to 40% of the course cost.

Learn more about your company’s eligibility status at the button below.

*Terms & Conditions Apply

Funding Eligibility

This course has been approved by Next Level Skillnet for funding. Next Level Skillnet members are given financial support with training costs (fee subvention) for their employees. This can be as much as 40% of the course cost.

How do we become a member?

Becoming a member of our network is easy. There is no membership fee required however your company must match the following criteria:

– Your company must not be a public-sector company.

– Your company must either be paying employee’s fees directly or else reimbursing employees that pay their own fees.

*Self-Employed individuals are also eligible for funding.