Abrasive Wheel Safety

This practical hands-on course is a must for anyone using Abrasive Wheels.

The risk of breakage is inherent in every abrasive wheel. If the number of breakages, and therefore accidents, is to be kept low, the initial care exercised in the design, manufacture and testing by machine makers must be combined with the adoption of safety measures by the users. Accident statistics indicate that nearly half of all accidents involving abrasive wheels occur because of an unsafe system of work or operator error.

With regards to abrasive wheels, PUWER 98 (The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998) requires, among other things, that all machinery is suitable for its intended use and is properly maintained. All employees, including those using, mounting and managing the operation of abrasive wheels, should be fully informed and properly trained in their safe use.

  • Delegates will have an understanding of the legal requirements behind abrasive wheel safety
  • On completion of the course, delegates will be able to have the ability to set abrasive wheels safety
  • An understand of the requirements of the schedule of training
  • This course is delivered within our practical workshop and can also be delivered within your organisation.

Also available to download: Abrasive Wheel Setters

Discounts are available for RoSPA Members.

Course content

  • History of Abrasive Wheels Regulations
  • Legal requirements relating to abrasive wheels
  • Hazards arising from the use of abrasive wheels
  • Methods of marking, storing, handling and transportation
  • Practical demonstrations.

To develop delegates' understanding of abrasive wheel safety when setting and using abrasive wheels.

On completion of this course, delegates should be able to:

  • Explain aspects required by the schedule of training (a specific legal requirement for anybody who mounts abrasive wheels)
  • Set abrasive wheels safely
  • Introduce the legal requirements behind abrasive wheel safety

Who should attend?

The occupational safety training course is intended for employees who are required to mount abrasive wheels, or who need to be familiar with the Regulations.

It is desirable that delegates have experience in the use of abrasive wheels, but this is not essential.

On completion of course

All delegates successfully completing the course in full will be awarded a RoSPA Certificate of Training.

Location Duration Dates
Birmingham 1 Day 02/04/2019
Edinburgh 1 Day 01/04/2019


All prices are subject to VAT.

In-company Training

More and more organisations are now using an in-house approach to deliver training to their colleagues. RoSPA is one of the UK's main providers of in-company safety training and can deliver existing courses, adapt a course to meet your requirements or create a course specifically for you.

RoSPA can even carry out a training needs analysis and map out exactly what training your staff need at all levels within the business. You can view our full range of In-company Training courses by looking at our In-company Training page.

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