Abrasive Wheels and their safe use


This course is designed to help the individual understand their responsibilities within the workplace and is aimed at persons working with Abrasive Wheels.

It is a legal requirement under The Provision and use of Work Equipment 1998 (PUWER) that all staff who use abrasive wheels receive abrasive wheels training in the safe use of the tools and changing of wheels.

Course objectives/key benefits

The aim of the course is to provide training to comply with the Health & Safety at Work Act and the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).

Anyone who attends the course should be able to safely select and use abrasive cutting and grinding wheels upon successful completion.

PLEASE NOTE: This course can be undertaken 'on-site' at the delegates' premises. Please contact our office on 01579 348544 or info@swaat.co.uk for further details.

Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone who uses, are likely to use, or manages anyone who uses abrasive wheels (cutters, grinders etc.) but who have limited or no knowledge of the safety requirements or their legal obligations.

Entry requirements/pre-requisites

There are no entry or pre-requisite requirements to undertaking this course.

Course content

Course duration

Half a day

Training Method

Theory and practical workshop


Although there is no formal assessment a question paper related to the use of abrasive wheels and relevant regulations is given to each candidate, along with a number of small practical tasks to complete at the end of the course.

Course Outcome/Qualification

SWAAT Certificate in using abrasive wheel equipment

Materials Provided

Candidates will be provided with a training pack


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