Abrasive wheel setters

RoSPA Level 2 Award in Abrasive Wheel Setters

A practical course designed to enable operators to use abrasive wheels safely

What is the Abrasive Wheel Setters course?

The one day Abrasive Wheels Setters training course is designed to give delegates competence in using an abrasive wheels and to adopt the necessary safety measures to avoid accidental injury.

Why take the Abrasive Wheel Setters course?

Accident statistics indicate that nearly half of all accidents involving abrasive wheels occur because of an unsafe system of work or operator error. On completion of the course delegates will be able to set abrasive wheels safety, thereby limiting the potential for accidental injury and have an understanding of the legal requirements.

Why study with RoSPA?


We set the safety standards for high risk machinery operations


Delivered by expert trainers with in-depth knowledge of high risk machinery


Real and practical benefits that delegates take back to their organisation


Flexible study options to suit your needs – including COVID secure classrooms

Is abrasive wheels training a legal requirement?

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.

Who can study the Abrasive Wheel Setters course?

The Abrasive Wheels Setters 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.

What does the Abrasive Wheel Setters course cover?

  • 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

Where can I study the Abrasive Wheel Setters course?

We recognise that everyone is different, which is why we offer a choice of study routes. You can attend a course at one of our training centres or have the course delivered in your workplace.


Our training centres allow you to get away from the distractions of the workplace and focus on your qualification


We can visit your workplace and deliver the course at a time and place to suit you. This is an effective way of training several delegates at the same time, saving on time and travel costs

RoSPA Qualifications is a subsidiary of The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents that was recognised in November 2015 by Ofqual (the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation). RoSPA Qualifications operates autonomously from all other areas of RoSPA and has its own independent governing body, management structure and governance arrangements.

"RoSPA is committed to providing practical training that allows delegates to implement the skills and knowledge they’ve learnt in the classroom back in their workplace"

Sharan Gosal
Quality and Compliance Manager, RoSPA

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