Abrasive Wheels Course

Abrasive Wheels Course

The provision and use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) place responsibility on companies or anyone who have control over work equipment, to train and make sure that the training contains any hazard associated with usage of piece of work equipment that is raising a significant risk to the person using it.

Your health and safety responsibilities will not change when the UK leaves the EU.

Manual Handling Course Specifics

Course Award

All participants will be granted Certificate of Attendance after successfully completing a practical and written assessment modules. Awarded by Brendan McAuliffe and valid for 3 years.

Course Conditions

On the day of the course, two assessments will take place: a practical demonstration assessment and written/oral assessment.

Also please advise the coordinator in advance if you have any difficulties related to reading or writing in English.

Course fees

Please contact Brendan McAuliffe for course fees and availability. We also offer group discounts. Maximum 12 participants.


Course Content

  • Selecting & mounting abrasive wheels (con-saws and angle grinders)
  • Health & Safety Legislation
  • Guarding of the cutting / grinding machines
  • Dressing & turning the wheel
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Identify the hazards associated working with Abrasive Wheels
  • Evaluate the causes of Abrasive Wheels accidents
  • Blotters, Flanges, Locknuts and Balancing
  • Pre-use checks including:
    – Workplace checks
    – Machine checks
    – Personal checks including PPE (EN 166 B – Safety Goggles and EN 166 B face visors)
    – Use of the Equipment;
  • After use checks;
  • Practical assessments

Course Benefits

After completion of the course, participants should:

  • Have the ability to carry out the safe selection, mounting and safe use of abrasive wheels (like con-saws and angle grinders)
  • Explain the Hazards and Risks associated with abrasive wheels
  • Demonstrate Inspection and Testing methods and techniques
  • Identify Components used in mounting Abrasive wheels
  • Demonstrate correct assembly, fit and balance methods
  • Explain maintenance and dressing requirements
  • Demonstrate Safe Working Techniques.
  • Identify different types of abrasive wheel
  • Select adequate PPE
  • Explain correct storage and handling methods

Who should attend


Nationwide – At Training Centres or customer’s Premises or Site. Please contact Brendan McAuliffe Safety for more information.

Brendan McAuliffe


Brendan McAuliffe has completed a Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Safety from University of Limerick and was awarded a First Class Honours Degree. He is Breathing Apparatus Instructor from the International Fire Training Centre UK. He is an Occupational First Aid Instructor and CFR Instructor along with being a Fetac Manual Handling Instructor. He has many years experience working in a Pharmaceutical Environment dealing with hazardous substances, toxic atmospheres and Ex rated zones.

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