Abrasive Wheel Training

British Abrasives Federation (BAF) Accredited Abrasive Wheel Training

We are one of the leading providers of accredited abrasive wheel training in the UK and have been for over 10 years now.

Our abrasive wheel training courses are designed to suit the specific machine types used by the operators in your workplace, most training providers adopt a simple 1 course fits all approach, we don’t and we currently have 14 different courses to choose from.

Abrasive Wheel Training Courses Available:

  • Angle Grinder.
  • Petrol Cut-Off Saw.
  • Floor Saw.
  • Chop Saw.
  • Bench/Pedestal Grinder.
  • Die Grinder.
  • Precision Grinding.

If you use more than one machine type, then we can teach any combination of the machines listed above e.g. angle grinder & petrol cut off saw or angle grinder, die grinder & bench/pedestal grinder etc.

The abrasive wheel training course that you require needs to be relevant to your operators and the types of machines that they use.

Our abrasive wheel training courses are delivered by expert instructors who have decades of teaching experience between them and they are also experienced abrasive wheel machine operators.

Our Abrasive Wheel Training Courses are:

  • British Abrasives Federation (BAF) Accredited.
  • Delivered by our own Accredited Instructors (who are machine operators).
  • Tailored to Suit the Specific Machines that you use.

Our abrasive wheel courses will create awareness of the hazards associated with working with abrasive wheels.

We will also provide you with advice and recommendations on making sure that your use of abrasive wheels is as safe as it can be.

Please tell us at the time of booking which abrasive wheel machines you use so we can ensure that the training you receive is relevant to the machines that you use.

abrasive wheel police angle grinder

Enquire online to book or CALL 01423 611030

We have 3 different options for abrasive wheel operator training:

Option 1: A half day training course on your site, a theory session followed by practical demonstrations and explanation of  the operator practical assessments.

Option 2: A full days training on your site, a half day theory session followed by operator practical assessments in small groups.

Option 3: We also offer an online abrasive wheel course which is approved by IIRSM & CPD.

Option 1


Our 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.

This course is a half day theory session followed by practical demonstrations and an explanation of the operator practical assessments.

We will provide you with the practical assessment forms to complete yourself after the training course, or if you would prefer that we conduct the operator practical assessments for you then please book the full day training course.

1-12 Attendees On-site Training


Option 2


Our 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.

This course is a half day theory session followed by operator practical assessments.

The practical assessments can only be carried out on experienced operators.

For novice operators, they will still have to attend the training course and then they will require further job specific training & close supervision until they are deemed competent by their employer.

1-12 Attendees On-site Training


Option 3


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 Attendee Online Training


Enquire online to book or CALL 01423 611030


We now have a fully mobile, heated and air conditioned classroom that we can bring to your site for your abrasive wheel training courses.

We don’t even need a power supply our on-board generator can take care of that.

The mobile classroom can comfortably seat up to 6 trainees plus the instructor.

All you need to provide us with is enough space to park it (hard-standing approx. 35ft x 15ft) with safe pedestrian access.

Some geographical restrictions apply.

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

We offer abrasive wheel train the trainer courses: 

We can come to you and conduct the training on your site/premises.

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 Grinder
  • 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.


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 needs 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 a non accredited online abrasive wheel training course option which is IIRSM (International Institute of Risk and Safety Managemet) and CPD (Continuous Personal Development) Approved.

What do you need for abrasive wheels training?

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 (COVID secure).
When conducting the practical element of the training we require use of 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.

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