Abrasive Wheels Training Course

This comprehensive abrasive wheels course is designed to cover all of the legal requirements for the safe use and mounting of abrasive wheels. It looks at the most up-to-date legislation, wheel selection, wheel storage, wheel types and markings. This course also includes practical demonstrations on procedures to be followed when mounting abrasive wheels.

Abrasive wheels training is required for all those who are involved in the purchase,selection, storage, handling, mounting, dressing and use of abrasive wheels. This includes either fixed (e.g. bench grinders or polishers) or portable (e.g. angle grinders) abrasive wheels.

Available as an Onsite Course

Available as a Public Course

Course Objectives
To provide abrasive wheels training course participants with the knowledge, skills and attitude to enable operative use of the abrasive wheel safely. It also provides an understanding of abrasive wheels instructing delegates in all aspects of the correct mounting, setting and use of abrasive wheels.

  • The hazards arising from the use of abrasive wheels.
  • Identify the methods of marking abrasive wheels as to type and speed.
  • List the methods of storage, handling and transportation of abrasive wheels.
  • Show the methods for testing and inspecting wheels for damage.
  • Demonstrate the correct method of mounting an abrasive wheel including knowledge of the function of the components.
  • Show the method of dressing a wheel.
  • To adjust the rest correctly.
  • The requirements of the regulations.
  • Risks associated with power tools.
Course Topics
  • Abrasive wheel training introduction
  • Construction site safety awareness
  • Health and safety legislation
  • Abrasive wheel selection
  • Wheel storage
  • Wheel types and markings
  • Abrasive wheel selection – testing and mounting of new wheel
  • Cleaning, inspection, labeling and recording
Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) (Amendment) Regulations 2016 (S.I. No. 36 of 2016)

The provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (Regulation 9) requires that any person using a piece of work equipment that presents a significant risk to the user must be trained and that the training covers not only the use but also any hazards arising from the use and the precautions to be observed. It is not adequate to assume that because a person has a qualification in a trade, that they are competent with any tools related to that trade. This is especially true of power tools. With this in mind, this training takes a generic approach to training with power tools and enable the person to be aware of the hazards and precautions.


A maximum of 12 participants can attend each Abrasive Wheels training session.

Up to 24 participants can be trained in a-day by running 2 sessions back-to-back.


Abrasive Wheels training sessions are a half-day in duration.



On successful competition of the Abrasive Wheels course participants will receive a House Certificate. The certification will expire after 3-years.


Participants are required to renew their training by completing the course again. Renewals should happen before the certification expires, or sooner if indicated by their company’s risk assessment.

Course Entry Requirements

There are no special entry requirements for participants associated with this course.

Site Requirements

We require the client to provide access to the various types of abrasive wheels which the operators use.

Public Course Dates

Summary Of Assessments
  • Theoretical examination and practical

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