Course Syllabus

Abrasive Wheels & Regulations

Duration:  1 day

(The actual duration of the course is determined by the actual number and experience of the operators)

Ratio:  Up to 6 Candidates  :  1 Instructor

1. AIM

 To provide an understanding of the Abrasive Wheels Regulations as amended by the Provision  and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, instructing delegates in all aspects of the correct  mounting, setting and use of Abrasive Wheels.


The course will comprise of theoretical and practical instruction covering the following:

2.1       Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974 & PUWER 98

2.2       Operators Safety Code

2.3       Pre-Use checks

2.4       Correct PPE selection and use

2.5       Storage and handling of abrasive Wheels

2.6       Examination and testing of wheels for damage

2.7       Removal of wheels selection (inc marking system) testing and mounting of new wheel and                         spindle speed

2.8       Resetting rests and guards

2.9       Correct techniques relative to the working environment


On completion of training candidates will have a theoretical understanding of the following:

3.1       Responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 98 & LOLER 98

3.2       Operators Safety Code

3.3       Abrasive tapes

3.4       Marking system

3.5       Pre-Use checks

3.6       Spindle speeds

3.7       Setting of guards

3.8       PPE


On completion of training the candidate will be able to carry out:

4.1       Pre-use checks

4.2       Identification of wheels

4.3       Wheel removal

4.4       Spindle wheels

4.5       Re setting  wheel

4.6       Adjusting guards

4.7       Safe use