abrasive wheels online learning

Abrasive Wheels – Online Learning

With this ‘Abrasive Wheels’ e-learning course, learners will:

  • Establish the different kinds of abrasive wheel equipment and how they are used
  • Avoid dangers when using abrasive wheels and making sure you have the right tool for the job
  • Explore different types of hazards when using abrasive wheels
  • Follow clear guidelines for use of abrasive wheels
  • Ensure correct checks are made, wheels are stored correctly and safety is not compromised
  • Apply procedures for the effective mounting of equipment
  • Use guards and PPE effectively with abrasive wheels
  • Identify the specific safety elements to consider for portable equipment​

Course Introduction

The dangers for people that operate abrasive wheels cutting equipment as part of their role cannot be underestimated. Many accidents that occur with abrasive wheels come about due to operator error or poor maintenance of equipment, both of which could be resolved with effective training and a heightened awareness of the dangers that using this equipment can pose.

This abrasive wheels e-learning course provides learners with all the information they need to effectively operate abrasive wheel equipment and help to ensure they avoid injury for themselves and those around them.​

Please note: We recommend that this course is combined with an element of practical training.

Course Content

Module 1 - Introduction
  • Identify the different types of abrasive wheel including different ways of powering them and using them
  • Establish the main hazards of using abrasive wheels
  • Exploring the regulations surrounding the use of abrasive wheels and the training requirements
  • A downloadable guide to using abrasive wheels and specific safety information.
Module 2 - Characteristics of Abrasive Wheels
  • Remembering the importance of using the right abrasive wheel for the job you are doing
  • Review the main characteristics of abrasive wheels
  • Knowing where to find important manufacturers guidelines and safety information about the abrasive wheel you are intending to use
  • Reviewing common sense guidelines to help improve your safety when using abrasive wheels.
Module 3 - Handling and Storage
  • Understand the importance of handling abrasive wheels correctly and what this involves
  • Explore the importance of checking wheels for damage and what you need to do to check most types of wheel, including ring testing
  • Find out about the correct storage of abrasive wheels to ensure that their safety is not compromised.
Module 4 - Correct Mounting of Abrasive Wheels
  • Exploring reported abrasive wheel incidents and how they occurred
  • Understanding who should carry out the mounting of abrasive wheels
  • Establishing the do’s and do not’s of mounting abrasive wheels.
Module 5 - Guards and Protective Equipment 
  • Identify the importance of making proper use of guards and relevant personal protective equipment when working with abrasive wheels
  • Establish basic guidance for the safe use of guards with advice on where to find additional information
  • Understand the most common personal protective equipment when using abrasive wheels and what they are designed to do.
Module 6 - Portable Grinding Machines
  • Learn about the risks associated with the use of hand held grinders
  • Review what must be checked before using these machines in addition to routine inspection, maintenance and servicing.
Module 7 - Assessment and CPD certificate
  • A chance to test your knowledge of the topic with scoring​
  • The e-learning course comes with free CPD certificates for the learners


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