Abrasive Wheel Safety Training


This online training course was designed for employees who handle, operate, and maintain abrasive wheels in the workplace. Covering the dangers, legal responsibilities, and inspections of abrasive wheels, this course aims to leave the user confident in their day-to-day duties working towards compliance with the PUWER regulations. 

Abrasive wheels can be extremely dangerous if not used correctly, and this course should not be used instead of practical training, but rather to work alongside practical training to ensure the user understands their legal responsibilities.

Learning Outcomes

In this course you will learn:

  • The types of abrasive wheels and how to select the one you need. 
  • The associated risks of abrasive wheels.
  • The details of Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998.
  • How to mark and identify wheels according to the British Standard System.

Course Contents

This course consists of four sections:

Section 1: an introduction to abrasive wheels

Section 1 introduces the various types of abrasive wheels and their uses, as well as the dangers of each. It also considers the laws in place regarding abrasive wheels, and explains the health and safety responsibilities of both employee and employer.

Section 2: the types of abrasive wheels

Section 2 focuses on the British Standard System for marking and identifying the different types of abrasive wheels, including where the supplier is displayed, the dimensions, operating speeds, and any usage restrictions.

Section 3: choosing the right wheel

Section 3 looks at the six main characteristics for abrasive wheels to ensure that you know how to select the appropriate, and therefore safest, tool for the planned job.

Section 4: wheel safety and maintenance

Section 4 details the steps for setting up and installing the abrasive wheel, including safety checks and maintenance tasks.

About the Course


The Abrasive Wheel Safety training course is designed to make users aware of the dangers associated with each type of abrasive wheel and the risks of using the wrong one for the job, or handling them incorrectly.

Broken into three parts, this course first introduces the different types of abrasive wheels, as well as the legal responsibilities of employees and employers with regards to health and safety. It then explains in detail how to select the required wheel, setting up, installing and using it. This includes maintenance activities, such as dressing and balancing.

This course should be used to supplement practical training, rather than replace it.

Available in 31 languages, the course takes around 40 minutes to complete.


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