RoSPA Abrasive Wheels

RoSPA Abrasive Wheels Training

Course Overview:

This training course provides the background safety knowledge required for people who work with abrasive wheels.

Abrasive wheels are powered wheels, cylinders, belts or points made from, or coated with, abrasive particles; they are incredibly fast moving, which can make them very dangerous and injuries can be extremely serious. Safety training is therefore essential. Accident statistics indicate that nearly half of all accidents involving abrasive wheels occur because of an unsafe system of work or operator error.

This course looks at the different types of abrasive wheels and explains how to choose the right one. It then concentrates on safety when handling, using and looking after abrasive wheels; finally covering the legal responsibilities for safety when working with them.

Who Should Attend This Course:

ROSPA Abrasive Wheels Training course is suitable for people using handheld, bench mounted grinders, con saws or chop saws and is designed to help the operator select the correct wheel, the proper way to fit the wheel, wheel storage and use of the machine.

Since the 1st July 2016, this training now includes tools used for wood such as skill saws.

Course Requirements:

Participants are required to have each of the following:

  • Personal Protective Equipment

Participants must also be at least 16 years old on the day of the course.

Course Modules:

The training modules incorporated within the one-day Abrasive Wheels Course are as follows:

Module 1: Course Introduction

Module 2: Health and Safety Legislation

Module 3: Wheel definition and selection

Module 4: Receipt, handling & storage

Module 5: Wheel Mounting

Course Aims & Objectives:

The overall objectives of this course are to:

  • Identify abrasive wheel hazards

  • Understand EN12413 marking scheme

  • Apply correct storage methods

  • Select appropriate wheels (discs)

  • Inspect abrasive wheels for damage

  • Explain functions of flanges, etc.

  • Correctly dress/true wheels

  • Explain the need for RPM checks

  • Correctly mount abrasive wheels

  • Correctly adjust guards & rests

  • Select and use suitable PPE

  • Demonstrate an awareness of HS(G)17 & the FEPA safety code

    Course Duration:

    This is a 1 day course. 

    Course Assessment:

    Written assessment as set out by RoSPA.

    Course Certification:

    Upon successful completion of our Abrasive Wheels Course participants are awarded a Certificate of Competence which is valid for 3 years.


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