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Course content.


The content is both theoretical and practical based and includes multi-media presentations that demonstrate the need for safety in the use of grinding and cutting discs and wheels.


Module 1. Legal requirements.


                 Introduction to the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 1998).


                 Introduction to safety recommendations for the use of abrasive products by the Federation of European Producers of Abrasives (FEPA).


                 Legal requirement for training.


                 Recording the training.


                 Risk assessment including third parties.


                 Risk assessment tool (Optional).


                 Hazards and dangers in the use of abrasive wheels and discs.


                 Personal protective equipment (PPE).


Question and answers.


Module 2. Definition and analysis of abrasive wheels.


                 Definition and analysis of abrasive wheels/discs.


                 Abrasive grain types and sizes.


                 Bond types and hardness.


                 Abrasive wheel marking system.


                 The Organisation for the Safety of Abrasives (OSA)


                 Demonstration and then participation by delegates in typical specifications and the marking system.


Questions and answers.


Written examination.


Module 3. Grinding and cutting wheel/disc selection.


                  Advantages of using certain types of abrasive.


                  Advantages of using certain bond types.


                 Grain size and surface finish.


                 Bond hardness and structure.


                 Size and availability.


Module 4. Inspection, examination and storage of abrasive wheels.


                 Receipt of abrasive wheels.


                 Storage guidelines.


                 Correct handling of abrasive wheels/discs.


                 Testing and inspection of abrasive wheels/discs.


                 Speeds of abrasive wheels/discs.


                 Wheel balancing (Optional).


                 Truing, profiling and dressing.


                 Single point and multi-point dressers (Optional)


                 Dressing procedure for CBN and diamond wheels (Optional)


Questions and answers.


Module 5. Machines, machine safety and work areas.


                 Machines and machine safety


                 Flanges and abrasive wheel blotters.


                 Spindles. Inspection and speed.


                 Provision and maintenance of guards.


                 Safe working areas and condition of floors.


                 The importance of machine maintenance.


                 Problems of over speeding abrasive wheels/discs


                 Machine controls.




Questions and answers.


Module 6. Practical training and assessment in the mounting and dressing of abrasive wheels/discs.


                 Practical training in the mounting and dressing of abrasive wheels discs used on bench, pedestal and portable cutting and grinding machinery.


                 Practical training in the mounting and dressing of abrasive wheels used on surface and cylindrical grinding machinery.  (Optional)


                  Assessment of training.


                 Questions and answers.


                 Written examination.


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


For available dates or for more information contact Michelle by email at or by phone free on 0800 027 1928 or 01945 585500 or use the on-line contact form below.


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