Abrasive Wheels with Practical Cutting/Grinding


ESS Certificate

Course duration

1 Day

Certificate valid for

3 years

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Our 1 day Abrasive Wheels with Practical application in Cutting and Grinding is intended for those who operate, supervise or manage the use of Abrasive Wheels with angle grinders, cut off saws, bench grinders and bench top cut off saws and is suitable to those who require more practical experience in their use, or for novice operators. It covers the legal and practical requirements for use of abrasive wheel cutting equipment and associated regulations.

Abrasive Wheels Course Overview

This 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. This course also includes practical use in cutting and grinding using a variety of equipment. This course is split into two sessions:

  • AM – Abrasive Wheel Awareness, ESS Certificate
  • PM – Practical Use (Cutting and Grinding), ESS Certificate

Abrasive Wheels Course Content

The aim of this course is to provide staff with a more advanced 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 saws
  • Set up and safe working of applying an Abrasive Wheel to a grinder.
  • Truing and dressing
  • Practical safe set up (no live cutting or grinding)
  • Practical set up and cutting operations using a variety of Abrasive Wheels and equipment
  • Practical set up and grinding operations using a variety of Abrasive Wheel and equipment
  • Safe operation, including ill health control measure requirements

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 eight.

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 Practical assessment and safe use.

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