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Advanced training for operators of surface grinders, internal grinders and cylindrical grinders


Duration: 7 hours


Aim and objective:


The advanced course is designed for operators that work with surface grinders, internal grinders, cylindrical grinders or other precision grinding equipment that require training in balancing, dressing techniques and a greater understanding of the modern abrasive process. On completion delegates will have had training in the safe and efficient use of abrasive wheels 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.


Who should attend:


Ideal for delegates working with the machines mentioned, that require training  in the safe use of abrasive wheels. Suitable for delegates working in engineering workshops and tool-rooms, aerospace and automotive manufacturing, school and university research and maintenance departments.




On your premises.




Please call your training contact, Michelle, 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 wheels.


                 Personal protective equipment.


Definition and analysis of abrasive wheels


                 Definition of an abrasive wheel.


                 How an abrasive wheel works.


                 Abrasive and bond types.


                 Abrasive wheel marking system.


                 Typical abrasive wheel specifications and improvements to the grinding and cutting process.


                 Speeds of abrasive wheels.


Receipt, handling, storage and inspection of abrasive wheels


                 Handling prior to use.


                 Correct 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


                 Inspection of the machine and work area.


                 Analysis of the grinding/cutting process.


                 Personal protective equipment assessment.


                 Correct procedures for removing and mounting abrasive wheels.


                 Wheel balancing and truing.


                 Dressing and conditioning of wheels.


                 Advanced dressing procedures.


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


                 Practical demonstration of grinding and cutting techniques.


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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