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Course Aims

This course is intended to provide delegates with a full understanding of the mounting of Abrasive Wheels and the method of carrying out these duties in a safe and efficient manner.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course the delegates will: -

  • Understand fully the responsibilities relating to the mounting of abrasive wheels and the use of grinding machines
  • Understand the competent persons role within that system
  • Be able to identify of the types of abrasive wheels and their purpose, by the marking system used
  • Understand fully the safety requirements included in the Regulations
  • Be aware of and avoid the dangers when using abrasive wheels
  • Know how to safely check abrasive wheels and portable grinders prior to use and the action necessary with faulty equipment
  • Know the operating precautions to be applied
  • Course Duration

    One day for full course.
    Half a day for cutting / grinding discs (for portable grinders only)


  • Delegates will require to hold a valid P.T.S. Certificate
  • Personal Protective Equipment

    Is only required when attending the practical training courses.
    This course requires the delegate to be on or near the running line, therefore, he/she MUST be in possession of: -

  • Valid P. T. S. Card
  • Protective “all orange” High Visibility clothing to BS EN 471:2003

  • Safety Footwear to BS EN ISO 20345:2004

  • Safety Helmet (white/blue) to BS EN 397:1995

  • General Purpose Gloves to BS EN388:2121
  • Safety Glasses BS EN 166 and of Optical Class 1 with Impact Resistance F

  • Certification

    A Certificate of Training will be awarded to the delegate upon successful completion of an underpinning knowledge theory assessment.