Abrasive Wheels

Abrasive Wheels

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This Abrasive Wheels course meets the abrasive wheel regulations 1998 in the United Kingdom & recognised internationally.

Approved by CPD & IIRSM

Unsafe working practices and operator errors are responsible for almost 50% of accidents caused by abrasive wheels. This Abrasive Wheels Awareness course guides about the dangers of using abrasive wheels and how to minimise the risks. You will explore handling, storing, and selecting rotations, safe usage and checking for hazards. Understand how to work safely with abrasive wheels and prevent injury or illness.

The Abrasive Wheels course is for individuals who use abrasive wheels or employ others who use them in their work. Abrasive wheels are utilised in various tools and processes, from hand grinding to disc cutting. These wheels can be used at all stages of a work process, from making preliminary cuts and scores in materials to fine polishing and finishing.

Ensuring that abrasive wheels are used correctly and safely is crucial, as they can pose significant risks and hazards if mismanaged. This course covers the anatomy of an abrasive wheel and the dangers associated with its use. Participants will explore abrasive wheel safety, including safe speeds and other wheel markings. Proper storage, handling techniques, and the importance of checking and testing abrasive wheels for defects will also be covered.

Training and certification requirements for personnel who use and maintain abrasive wheels will also be discussed, along with the procedures for regular inspections to identify any defects or hazards. Selecting the right abrasive wheel for each job and using it with the appropriate machinery is vital.

You will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to use abrasive wheels and mitigate potential risks and hazards safely.


This Fire Marshal online course is approved by: 

 CPD certification service :

The CPD certification service helps organisations to formalise their expertise into a structured and recognised approach in learning. This conforms the course content is alilgned to the universally accepted Continuing Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.


International Institute of Risk and Safety Management(IIRSM)is an independent professional membership organisation for those managing risks of all forms as a part of their job role. The organisation works with representatives from all risk disciplines from compliance, environmental management, health and safety, insurance, quality management and more. They work by championoing risk management through setting standards, providing practical education, training, advice and resources.



  • Understand the main types of abrasive wheels and their equipment

  • Recognise the hazards and risks associated with abrasive wheels

  • Understand the control measures needed to reduce or eliminate risks associated with abrasive wheels

  • Know how to mitigate harmful dust, vibration, noise, fire, and electrical risks

  • Understand how to safely handle, store, mount, use, dress, and inspect the main types of abrasive wheels

  • Recognise safe speeds, other wheel markings, storage and handling

  • Understanding how to check and test

Suitable for employees working with and changing abrasive wheels on:

  • Handheld grinders/disc cutters

  • Stihl saws

  • Bench-mounted grinders

  • Cut-off saws


People working in positions such as, but not limited to: 

  • Engineer

  • Builder/Floor Layer/Bricklayer

  • Electrician

  • Carpenter/Joiner/Fitter

  • Site/Project Manager

  • Welder

  • Managers 

  • Supervisors

Over eleven modules, this course offers an introduction to working safely with abrasive wheels so that you can understand the risks and know which control measures are needed to prevent injury and ill health.

Module 1: Introducing Abrasive Wheels

This module provides an introduction to abrasive wheels and their applications.

Module 2: The Anatomy of an Abrasive Wheel

This module covers the components of an abrasive wheel and how to identify different types of wheels.

Module 3: The Dangers of Abrasive Wheels

This module explores the hazards of abrasive wheels and how to control the risks to ensure safe use.

Module 4: Abrasive Wheel Safety

This module guides selecting, handling, and maintaining abrasive wheels to ensure safe use and prevent accidents.

Module 5: Safe Speeds

This module explains the safe speeds for different types of abrasive wheels and how to use them within those limits.

Module 6: Other Wheel Markings

This module looks at other markings found on abrasive wheels and their significance in ensuring safe use.

Module 7: Storage and Handling

This module covers the safe storage and handling of abrasive wheels to prevent damage and ensure they remain fit.

Module 8: Checking and Testing

This module inspects, tests, and maintains abrasive wheels to ensure their safe operation.

Module 9: Training and Certification

This module explains the training requirements and certification process for personnel using and maintaining abrasive wheels in the workplace.

Module 10: Inspections

This module looks at the procedures for regular inspections and assessments of abrasive wheels to identify any defects or hazards.

Module 11: Course Summary

This module summarises the key learning points and best practices covered in the course.


At the end of the course there is a multiple-choice exam. The required pass mark for all modules is 70%. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

Retake information :

You will be given 3 attempts at each module. If a module is failed on the third attempt,
it will become locked and you need to contact us for the module to be
unlocked again. You are only permitted up to 3 extra attempts per

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

Course 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).

After successful completion ofthe course the learner will achieve a Certification of Completion from Course Central and Achievement Certificate.
Your can order printed course certificate to be delivered by post.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.


This entirely online course can be accessed from any device with the following system specifications:

    Browser: Up to date web browser
    • Video: Up to date video drivers

    • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM

    • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


Try before you buy

You can always check the first module of our course for free

Course FAQ

An approved course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Approved courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification. However, the Certificate of Completion and Transcript for the course showing the awarding body’s logo  confirms that you have the best knowledge and skill for the job role.


There are no prerequisites for this course. However, it is advised have at least Level 1 understanding for a Level 2 course  and  a Level 2 understanding for a Level 3 course. This helps to contextualise the content delivered through the course and ensure effective learning.

Having a minimum literacy, numeracy, English  as the course content in mainly in Enfglish.

A basic understanding of how to use a website through your device to access, attend and complete assessments will benefit the user.


Your course will be assigned to you within 24 hours upon successful completion of your purchase.

CPD is your Continuous Professional Development, an investment you make in yourself. It helps to keep your skills and knowledge up to date to prepare yourself for the greater responsibilities you want. We have a range of CPD courses for you to complete online.

Once you achive 70% pass mark for all modules you’ll be able to see your digital certificate straightaway. We can email you the digital certificate within 24 hours. It is essential to achieve the requried pass mark to issue a certificate.

You can take the exam up to 3 times, and if not successful, should repay the course fee and start again.

We also have option for you to order printed course certificate to be delivered by post to your work or home address.  Once successfully the order is placed you can expect the certificates to arrive within 5-7 working days in UK and Europe. For rest of the world it can take upto 12 working days.

You can always buy this course for your team members. Please let us know about your business training needs. You also gift this course to your family and friends. Just let us know after successful purchase of the course.

This course will aid refresher training. It will give evidence of an understanding for staff induction. It will evidence awareness and improve your knowledge supporting your current skillset.

How this course works?

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If you purchase multiple courses for your team, all the access details will be emailed to the team members.

Step 3: Certificate

Once you complete your course, you'll receive a PDF certificate instantly. However, you can order the printed certificate, and we will send a hard copy of your certificate to your UK postal address. This might take 5-7 working days, although we will try to deliver it as soon as possible.

Please note: if your company pays by invoice, we can only issue certificates after your order has been fully paid.

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Our friendly Learner support team is happy to help at any stage of your course. Call us on 0203 488 1760 (Mon - Fri: 10 pm - 4 pm | Excluding Bank Holidays) or contact [email protected]. Alternatively, have a look into our support page for useful information and guidance to complete your course.

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