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Safety training for operators of angle grinders, chop saws and petrol saws




Up to 4 hours.


Aim and objective:


The course is designed for operators that work with angle grinders and/or chop saws and/or petrol saws. On completion delegates will have had training in the safe and efficient use of abrasive wheels and discs in line with the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER 1998).

All delegates will have access to post tutorial support from our freephone help-line.

All delegates will be provided with comprehensive course notes and have access to post tutorial support from our freephone help-line. Click here for more information.


Who should attend:


Ideal for delegates working with the machines mentioned that require training  in the safe use of abrasive wheels and discs. Suitable for delegates working in the rail, building services and construction industry. Prior knowledge of working with abrasives is desirable but is not essential.




Direct on your premises with your operators and most importantly with your machines.


Personal protective equipment:


Delegates are expected to be provided with personal protective equipment. The trainer will provide his own personal protective equipment and will make recommendations as to the level of personal protective equipment required for delegates to complete their work safely.




Please call Michelle, your training contact, for full details on 0800 027 1928 or 01945 585500 or email: or complete our on-line contact form below:


Course content:


Introduction to the abrasive wheel regulations (PUWER 98)

                 Legal requirement for training.

                 Risk assessment.

                 Hazards and dangers in the use of abrasive discs.

                 Personal protective equipment.

How an abrasive wheel works

                 Abrasive wheel marking system.

                 Speeds of abrasive wheels.

                 Safe and efficient use of diamond blades. (Where applicable)

Receipt, handling, storage and inspection of abrasive wheels

                 Receipt and storage.

                 Inspection, examination and testing.

Machines and work areas

                 The importance of machine maintenance.

                 Examination and correct use of flanges, guards and work-rests.

                 Condition of spindles and bearings.

                 Machine controls.

                 Maximum operating surface speed. Speed of spindles.

                 Condition of floors and work area.

                 Protection for third parties.

Practical training and assessment in the mounting of abrasive wheels

                 Correct procedures for removing and mounting abrasive discs.

                 Assessment of delegates practical ability in the mounting of abrasive wheels and discs.

Further options:


An assessment report by the trainer on the suitability, storage, location and safety standard of the following:


  • Personal protective equipment (PPE)
  • Machinery
  • Abrasive products
  • The working area





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