Online Abrasive Wheel Course (IIRSM and CPD Approved)

This online abrasive wheel awareness course is aimed at anyone who uses abrasive wheels, or employs people who use abrasive wheels as part of their work and would like e-learning. It is not a substitute for practical training. In addition to this course, practical training is recommended.

Around half of all accidents involving abrasive wheels are due to unsafe working practices and operator error. If you work with abrasive wheels then following strict health and safety practices is paramount in order to protect both yourself and others from harm.

This Abrasive Wheels course will provide you with an introduction to working safely with abrasive wheels so that you can easily identify the hazards, understand the risks and know which control measures are needed to prevent injury and ill-health.

This online abrasive wheel awareness course is approved by the IIRSM (International Institute of Risk & Safety Management).

You can try the first module of all of our online courses for free by simply clicking on the free trial button and entering your details before you decide to buy.

If you are looking for face to face training please visit our abrasive wheel operator training page.

Find out more about this online abrasive wheel course below or start your free trial now.

Only £25.00 plus VAT per licence

Duration: 100 minutes (Note: This is based on the amount of video content shown and is rounded off. It does not account in any way for loading time or thinking time on the questions).h

Our online courses:

  • Are written by experts
  • Are independently audited
  • Comply with Health and Safety Law
  • Provide a full administrative audit trail
  • Are a fun way to learn
  • Provide engaging video content
  • Reduce training costs
  • Provide automatic instant certification upon successful completion
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Abrasive wheel applications range from hand held grinding, non precision grinding, precision grinding to cutting with hand held grinders, petrol cut off saws, chop saws etc. They can be used at all stages of a work process, for making preliminary cuts and scores in materials, or for fine polishing and finishing.

Different wheels will have different properties and characteristics suitable for particular tasks. They also have different weaknesses and can pose different risks and hazards in handling and use. For this reason, it’s important that you always select the right abrasive wheel for the job and use it with the right machinery.

This online abrasive wheel course covers the anatomy of an abrasive wheel, the dangers associated with their use, Storage and handling and much more.

Course Content

This online abrasive wheel awareness course consists of 11 modules with questions at the end. You are given the chance to review all your answers at the end of each module before final submission and you will be given 3 attempts at each module to achieve a pass rate of 70% or higher.


Module 1 – Introducing Abrasive Wheels

Module 2 – The Anatomy of an Abrasive Wheel

Module 3 – The Dangers of Abrasive Wheels

Module 4 – Abrasive Wheel Safety

Module 5 – Safe Speeds

Module 6 – Other Wheel Markings

Module 7 – Storage and Handling

Module 8 – Checking and Testing

Module 9 – Training and Certification

Module 10 – Inspections

Module 11 – Course Summary


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Who Should take this Course?

This course is suitable for anyone who uses abrasive wheels in their work activities.

The course is particularly relevant for those who use bench grinders, pedestal grinders and angle grinders. Although the training doesn’t cover the use of specialist grinding machines, the health and safety information throughout the course is still applicable.

This course has been written at an introductory level and no pre-requisite training is required. Experience of using abrasive wheels would be advantageous.

Online abrasive wheel training will not give you the same level of training as you would receive from an experienced knowledgeable tutor, however online training can compliment previous tutor led training sessions and is ideal for refresher training.

Training Requirements

Recommended System Requirements

  • Operating System:Windows 7+ or Mac OSX (10.8+)
  • Browser: A modern and up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 2Gb+ RAM
  • Additional Software: Flash Player 10+

Multi licence packages are available enabling a business administrator to have a master account where they can see who has logged in & who hasn’t, when their delegate has passed and even download a copy of their delegates certificate if required.

Enquire online to book or CALL 01423 611030
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