Abrasive Wheels Course

Abrasive Wheels Course


The Abrasive Wheels Course is aimed at anyone who uses abrasive wheels or employs people who use abrasive wheels as part of their work. It covers different types of abrasive wheel, safety in their use, and how to identify the type of wheel.

Approved by IIRSM & CPD – Duration 100 mins – €30.00


Module Number

  1. Introducing Abrasive Wheels – 70% pass required
  2. The Anatomy of an Abrasive Wheel – 70% pass required
  3. The Dangers of Abrasive Wheels – 70% pass required
  4. Abrasive Wheel Safety – 70% pass required
  5. Safe Speeds – 70% pass required
  6. Other Wheel Markings – 70% pass required
  7. Storage and Handling – 70% pass required
  8. Checking and Testing – 70% pass required
  9. Training and Certification – 70% pass required
  10. Inspections – 70% pass required
  11. Course Summary – 70% pass required


Recommended System Requirements

  • Browser: Up to date web browser
  • Video: Up to date video drivers
  • Memory: 1Gb+ RAM
  • Download Speed: Broadband (3Mb+)


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).

Additional Information

IIRSM & CPD Approved

The main focus of this course is driven towards user competence and safe workplace practices. Along with a greater understanding of personal safety, attendees will also be familiarised with current legislation.

The Abrasive Wheels Course is aimed at anyone who uses abrasive wheels or employs people who use abrasive wheels as part of their work.

There is a wide range of tools and processes that use abrasive wheels and ensuring these are used correctly and safely is of paramount importance. Applications range from hand grinding to disc cutting. They can be used at all stages of a work process, for making preliminary cuts and scores in materials, or for fine polishing and finishing.

Different wheels will have different properties and characteristics suitable for particular tasks. They also have different weaknesses and can pose different risks and hazards in handling and use. For this reason, it’s crucial that you always select the right abrasive wheel for the job and use it with the right machinery.

The Abrasive Wheels Course covers the anatomy of an abrasive wheel, the dangers associated with their use, storage and handling and much more.

The objective of the Abrasive Wheels Course
  • To teach the correct and safe use of abrasive wheel equipment.
  • Understanding of current H&S legislation surrounding wheels.
  • Identify hazardous situations and potential accidents.

Target Audience

  • The Abrasive Wheels course is designed for employees who have responsibility for or are required to change abrasive wheels, e.g. on angle grinders, con saws, chop saws.
  • An employer shall ensure that an employee does not mount an abrasive wheel unless the employee has been authorised by the employer to mount the abrasive wheel.
  • That employer shall not authorise an employee unless that employee (a) has been trained and instructed and (b) is competent to mount the wheel.
Relevant Health & Safety Legislation
  • Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005
  • Safety, Health and Welfare at Work (General Application) Regulations 2007 – 2016

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