Abrasive Wheels Training


Training Societi PDF A4 Certificate emailed after course completion

Hard copies and an ID card are available for £10+VAT per person

½ day 08:45am -12:45pm

£75 + VAT per person

  • Free parking
  • Refreshments
  • Extensive handouts


  • Bristol
  • On site by arrangement


If you have 1 to 16 delegates you can attend an open training course. Per person price is for our open public coures only.

On-site training available on request, please contact us for pricing and availability.

It’s a mandatory requirement under PUWER  1998 that all users must be competent and all users must be trained to ensure they have the knowledge, understanding and skills required to use tools safely at work.

Course objectives/outcomes:

  • H&S Laws and Regulations · understanding your legal duty – PUWER (Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations) 1998 and Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Responsibilities of employer and employee
  • Hazards & Risks involved · hand arm vibration, dust and respiratory hazards
  • Noise action levels, lower and upper daily exposure levels
  • Wheel markings · what they mean – what you need to know

  • How to carry out pre-use checks and inspections of equipment and working area
  • Importance of issuing task and product specific PPE with examples
  • Bench Grinders, Petrol Cut Off Saw, 110V and battery handheld can be covered if requested when booking
  • Test paper/ questions/ handouts and review


This 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.

Important note: Please note the e-learning course is an awareness course only, we advise ensuring that an e-learning course is suitable for your requirements, e-learning courses are non-refundable.

Approved by IIRSM & CPD – Duration 100 mins* – £15.00 + VAT

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5 659 0.5 £75.00 + VAT St Annes- Bristol (AM Course) Mon 16 Dec 2024

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Who Needs Certification

This course is for all operators who work with all types of abrasive wheels, as well as their employers.


Trainer - Alan Bigwood
Alan Bigwood

Alan is our Senior Trainer and Technical Director.

He spent 30 years as a Health & Safety Director of a National Construction company, so he has the muddy boots experience, the qualifications, the stories as well as the likability and sense of humour so crucial to helping people understand the importance of Health & Safety in the workplace.


  1. Q: Where can I find HSE's - Safety in the use of abrasive wheels publication


    pdfs are available on the HSE website (2.5MB)

  2. Q: Frequency of training - the certificate says 5 yrs but BAF suggest 3 yrs - why is there a difference?


    5 years is in line with other major accreditation bodies such as PASMA, CITB, etc. but if you haven't used them since you received training then 3 years is probably more sensible.

  3. Q: Is this course BAF accredited?


    No, but the trainers are. The reason is economic - a BAF accredited course would be more expensive for us to provide and essentially would not differ to the courses we run.

Course feedback

Able to use correct tool for the correct application safely using the appropriate safety equipment.

Gavin Morgan - Contract Manager

Gappars & Associates

Understand info on wheels and potential outcomes of not using them correctly - Very good straight to the point

Daryl Purnell - Catering Engineer

Tailor Made CES Ltd

Impoved safety of myself and others. Improved monitoring of other users.

Matthew Baker

National Trust

Loads of info and tips.

Tudor - Ahdrei Gaurula - Demolition

RM Penny

I know far more about using the correct PPE and checking the grinding wheel and machine. It was good and I learnt a lot.

Kieran Cottle - Maintenance Engineer


I now know more about the information on the grinding disk this will help me choose the correct disk for the job.

Gavin Vale - Fitter

Selwood Group Ltd

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