Abrasive Wheels Awareness



Course duration

Half Day

Certificate valid for

3 years

Our Abrasive Wheels Training Course is intended for those who operate, supervise or manage the use of angle grinders and cut off saws.

Accredited by BAF (British Abrasives Federation), the sole UK accredited training body for the safe use of professional abrasives.

Abrasive Wheels Awareness Course Overview

This Abrasive Wheel course is intended to give all levels of staff the information and training they need to make sure that they are aware of current health and safety requirements and legislation and to prevent workplace injuries, promote safer working practices and improve workplace culture when working with Abrasive Wheel and associated apparatus. 

Abrasive Wheels Awareness Course Content

The aim of this course is to provide staff with sufficient knowledge to use and maintain abrasive wheel equipment safely, covering:

  • Health and safety legislation overview
  • Hazards and risk control measures associated with Abrasive Wheels
  • PPE
  • Types of abrasive wheel machines and their safe use
  • Resin & vitrified bonded abrasive wheel selection, marking, identification and inspection
  • Correct use, setting, adjustment and inspection of flanges, guards and accessories
  • Pre-use machine safety checks
  • How to mount of abrasive wheels on various equipment including hand angle grinder and saw
  • Set up and safe working of applying an Abrasive Wheel to a grinder
  • Practical safe set up (no live cutting or grinding)

Learner Numbers

In order to ensure the interaction between the learners and the tutor is spread evenly and effectively, and to ensure the courses are fully delivered in accordance with the Scheme rules, the maximum number of learners allowed on a course is ten.

Short theory test on types of Abrasive Wheels, identification and inspection Inspect, set up and break down of an angle grinder with an Abrasive Wheel.

Upon successful completion learners will be issued with an Essential Site Skills Abrasive Wheels Awareness digital certificate valid for 3 years.

Further progression

ESS also offer a 1 day Abrasive Wheel - Practical Cutting & Grinding course. This course is ideal for those employers/employees who want to ensure they have full confidence when using a variety of grinders, cutters, saws and other equipment associated with Abrasive Wheels.