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)



Personal Protective Equipment

The following PPE is required for the practical elements of the training courses.

  • 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 to BS EN 166 and of Optical Class 1 with Impact Resistance F


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