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Abrasive Wheels Theory Training

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Abrasive Wheels Theory Training

About this course

This is a theory-based course that will cover the basic fundamental information for the safe use of abrasive wheels and will go through the inspection and mounting procedures for cutting and grinding discs appropriate to the client’s needs.

Client to specify and provide types of equipment and cutting/grinding wheels used were possible to ensure this will meet the specific needs of their employees, the client is therefore requested to provide relevant equipment used within the organisation so the training can be provided on the equipment used by their employees, this should include:

⦁ Abrasive wheels equipment – petrol cut of saws, grinders etc.
⦁ Flange spanners or service tools
⦁ Dust or water suppression kits (where applicable)
⦁ Cutting/grinding wheels


The Abrasive Wheels Theory Training is a classroom or remote course with group participation.

Max Delegates : 15 Face to Face (12 Remote)
Duration : 3-4 Hours

Who should attend Abrasive Wheels Theory Training?

This course is designed for people who may be required to select or mount an abrasive wheel and diamond wheels on a handheld portable abrasive wheel equipment such as petrol cut off saws, grinders, bench saws etc in the workplace or who needs familiarisation or refresher skills with the relevant regulations for the use of abrasive wheels.

Also check out Abrasive wheels with practical training

Abrasive Wheels Theory Training
Course Aims

The aim of this course is to provide knowledge of the hazards and risks associated with the use of abrasive wheels and ensure they understand their responsibilities under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) in the safe mounting of abrasive wheels and discs on portable machinery and applying the skills to operate the equipment safely.

Learning Outcomes
Below is a brief overview of the content of the training:
Identify the main types of abrasive wheels and their equipment and will understand the hazards and risks associated with them.
Identify hazards, risks, and controls associated with abrasive wheels
Identify markings and selection
Recognise how storing handling, and transporting of abrasive wheels should be carried out
Identify inspecting and testing of equipment
Identify components and functions
Understand assembling and mounting of wheels
Understand main abrasive wheels legislation
understanding cutting/grinding process
Theory Test
Abrasive Wheels Theory Training
Workforce Skills Support accredited certificate

Expiry: 3 years
CITB Grants
CITB Grant Course Code: GET3098

Grant: Tier 1 = £60 per person

Workforce Skills Support has CITB Approved status delivering CITB Assured Courses as listed in the Construction Training Directory. We are recognised by CITB as well as the British Construction Industry as a training provider who can deliver good quality training that meets the industry approved standards. We are part of the CITB’s automated grant payments system, making it easier for employers to book courses with us for their workers and be reimbursed for it.

Please note: There is a cap on how many times an employer can claim a Short duration course achievement grant. The link directs you to the CITB website for information on the amount of claims allowed based on your last levy return.

If a candidate has been paid grant for a particular course in a lifetime, they will not be eligible for grant again for the same course, unless it has specific refresher standards published on the short duration course register.

If refresher course standards do exist for a particular course, then only one refresher is grant eligible in a lifetime for each candidate.
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