Abrasive Wheel Operator Training

Accredited by the BAF (British Abrasives Federation) our abrasive wheel operator training covers the safe use of abrasive wheels. Aimed at operatives of all cutting and grinding equipment, included in our abrasive wheels training is petrol engine cut off saws, angle grinders, chop saws, bench/pedestal grinders and precision grinding machines.

We offer 2 different abrasive wheel operator courses:

Half Day Course:
Conducted on your site, the half day course is probably our most popular option because it is suited to any abrasive wheel machine operators. For this reason it is ideal for those who operate for example hand held/portable machines, bench grinder, pedestal grinder or precision grinder. In general, balancing can be included if required.

1 Day Novice Course:
In contrast, a full day novice course conducted on your site is certainly more suited to the less experienced or novice operator because it involves a lot more practical work, including balancing and methods of cutting and grinding.

Abrasive Wheel Operator Training Discount

We will only charge £210 plus VAT for a second course if added to your training day (on condition you are booking the half day abrasive wheels operator training).

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Standard prices are for mainland UK whereas the following postcodes: EX, TR, PL, TQ, KY, DD, FK, PA, PH, AB, IV, KW, NR are charged at a different rate. Before booking contact us for prices.

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Abrasive Wheel Operator Training

Accidents involving abrasive wheels machines figure prominently in accident statistics. Many of these accidents should never occur as they are directly caused by a of lack of knowledge and skill.

Statistics indicate that nearly half of all accidents involving abrasive wheels are due to an unsafe system of work or operator error.

Source: HSE document HSG17 “Safety in the use of Abrasive Wheels”

As can be seen, Training and Testing Services are proud to be one of a handful of abrasive wheel training companies in the UK who have been granted accreditation by the BAF. As a result, all of our specialist abrasive wheels instructors have taken and passed the industry recognised theory and practical assessment for abrasive wheel training in order to be British Abrasives Federation (BAF) accredited.

IIRSM & CPD approved online abrasive wheel course now available.

Abrasive Wheel Operator Course Content

As shown above, abrasive wheel training should meet the requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER 98). With this in mind our course meets this regulation and in addition is structured to provide training in the safe use of abrasive wheels. To illustrate what our training covers please see subjects below:

  • 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

Why do your workers need to attend an Abrasive Wheel Operator Training Course?

The use of abrasive wheel machines are 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”

Abrasive Wheel Operator Training Requirements

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 the 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 of machine that they will be using.

In addition to a BAF accredited certificate of attendance (emailed in a PDF format), an individual training record (in order 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.

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


You will receive a certificate of attendance on completion of the course (which is emailed in a PDF format), as well as an individual training record (to provide proof of training) and a comprehensive set of course notes for each trainee.

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