Abrasive Wheel Training

We offer 3 options for BAF accredited abrasive wheel operator training. A half day course or full day course delivered on your premises or an open/public abrasive wheel training course scheduled regularly at our training centre in Knaresborough.

We also offer an online abrasive wheel course which is approved by IIRSM and CPD. All our attendance courses are tailored to suit your specific needs and will include a practical element where possible.

OPERATOR TRAINING COURSES

HALF DAY COURSE

Our half day accredited abrasive wheel operator course is aimed at experienced operators and covers all types of abrasive wheel machines. The training will be delivered to suit the abrasive wheel machine types that you use.

FULL DAY COURSE

Our full day accredited abrasive wheel operator course is aimed at less experienced or novice operators. The full day course content is the same as the half day course but with an entire half day spent on the practical element.

1-12 AttendeesOn-site Training

POA

Course Content

Our abrasive wheels training meets with the requirement of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98) and is accredited by the BAF (British Abrasives Federation). To illustrate what our training covers please see subject below:

Half Day:

  • The Need to Train and Statutory Requirements
  • Characteristics of an Abrasive Wheel and the Types
  • Marking of Abrasive Wheels
  • Speed
  • Hazards and Precautions to be taken
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Storage & Handling
  • Inspection and Methods of Testing for Damage
  • Abrasive Wheel Machine Components
  • Guarding
  • Dressing & Balancing
  • Specific Mounting Procedures

Full Day:

The full day course is split into two half days. The first half is the half day course delivered as standard. The second half is an entire half day focused on the practical element. With greater emphasis on the practical applications of cutting, grinding, dressing and if necessary wheel balancing. This part of the day will be tailored specifically to cover the machinery that the customer currently uses and has available for use.

Course Requirements

Conducted on any site that has suitable facilities (power and seating), this course is for 1 to 12 trainees but we can train up to a maximum of 15 trainees.

When conducting the practical element of the training where possible we like to use the customer’s equipment it is their responsibility to ensure the equipment is suitable for its intended use, that is properly maintained and that all trainees are in possession of the correct PPE for the type of machine that they will be using.

Please note: the current legislation requires that anyone who uses, manages and mounts in abrasive wheel must be properly trained in the safe use.

Certification

You will receive a BAF accredited certificate of attendance (emailed in a PDF format), an individual training record (to provide proof of training) and a comprehensive set of BAF approved course notes is provided for each trainee on completion of the abrasive wheels course.

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Call 01423 611030 or send a quick email enquiry below.

OPEN COURSE

Our open/public accredited abrasive wheel operator training is held at regular intervals at our training centre in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire. This half day course can be booked for 1-10 attendees.

1-10 AttendeesOpen Course

£80+VAT

ONLINE COURSE

Our 100 minute online abrasive wheel course aim to educate trainees on the different applications and procedures associated with abrasive wheels. This course is written by experts and is approved by IIRSM and CPD.

1 AttendeeOnline Training

£17.50+VAT

Do you want to deliver your own
abrasive wheel training courses?

We also provide abrasive wheel train the trainer courses either on your
site or at our training centre in Knaresborough

Our Feedback

Training and Testing Services are a British Abrasive Federation (BAF) accredited abrasive wheel training company.

We provide abrasive wheels operator training courses and train the trainer courses which are tailored to meet your specific needs.

For example, we have provided bespoke operator and instructor training packages for Fire Service USAR (Urban Search & Rescue) teams and to Police Forces for MOE (Methods of Entry) training and protester removal.

We have a wealth of experience providing abrasive wheels training and offer a range of courses to help make sure you meet the requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98) and you are properly trained in the safe use of Abrasive Wheels as stated in the HSE publication HSG17.

Not only have we provided specialist abrasive wheel training to the emergency services we have also provided training to the defence, nuclear, marine, fabrication, precision engineering, construction, aerospace, rail, automotive and petroleum industries. As well as universities, colleges, schools and many engineering workshops.

We can provide support with abrasive wheel training applications including:

  • Angle Grinder
  • Petrol Cut Off Saw
  • Chop Saw
  • Bench/Pedestal Grinder
  • Surface Grinder
  • Cylindrical Grinder etc.

Training can be delivered on your site at a time and date to suit you or we run regular open courses at our training centre in North Yorkshire.

FAQs

What is abrasive wheel training?

Abrasive Wheel Operator Training is essential to ensure that operators have the information and skills necessary to allow for the safe use of abrasive wheels. This training is an important part of accident prevention, and it helps to protect both the operators and those around them.

What does abrasive wheels training cover?

Our abrasive wheels training is tailored to the customers specific needs and is suitable for all machine applications including petrol engine cut off saws (Stihl saw), angle grinders, chop saws, bench grinder, pedestal grinder and precision grinding machines such as; surface grinders, cylindrical grinders etc.

How long does abrasive wheels training last?

Our BAF accredited abrasive wheel operator training course lasts for approximately 3 ½ hours.

Who need abrasive wheels training?

The use of abrasive wheel machines is covered under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98), the regulations require that:

“In relation to abrasive wheels, PUWER 98 requires, among other things, that all machinery is suitable for its intended use and is properly maintained, and that employees, including those using, mounting and managing the operation of abrasive wheels, are fully informed and properly trained in their safe use”.
Source: HSE document HSG17 “Safety in the use of Abrasive Wheels”

How often should abrasive wheels training be carried out?

PUWER98 doesn’t express when you should carry out refresher training, however signs that you should participate in refresher training include: “When standards are seen to be slipping. You have had a near miss or accident etc.”. The British Abrasives Federation (BAF) recommends participating in a refresher course every 3 years.

Do you offer abrasive wheel training online?

Yes. We offer an online abrasive wheel training course which is IIRSM (International Institute of Risk and Safety Managemet) and CPD (Continuous Personal Development) Approved.

What do you need for abrasive wheels training?

There are no requirements for entry on this course. You should advise us before the course starts on the kind of abrasive wheels, cutting, or grinding equipment that you use so the tutor can tailor the course accordingly.
Can be conducted on any site that has suitable facilities (power and seating), this course is for a maximum of 15 trainees.
When conducting the practical element of the training where possible we like to use the customer’s equipment. In this instance, because it is the customer’s equipment it is their responsibility to ensure the equipment is suitable for its intended use, that it is properly maintained and that all trainees are in possession of the correct PPE for the type(s) of abrasive wheel machine that they will be using.