Abrasive Wheels

Abrasive Wheels

Updated Jun 24, 2024
Course Description

Course Overview

Nearly half of all accidents resulting from abrasive wheels happen due to unsafe working practices and operator errors. If you work with abrasive wheels then following strict health and safety practices is paramount in order to protect both yourself and others from harm.

Course Outline

This Abrasive Wheels course is divided into 4 easy to follow interactive modules and includes a multiple choice test at the end:

  • Introduction to Abrasive Wheels – who the course is for, what are abrasive wheels? Injuries and ill-health, legislation, employer and employee responsibilities and the hierarchy of control measures.
  • Risk Assessment – what is a risk assessment? Identifying hazards, deciding who may be harmed, evaluating risks, recording findings and reviewing and updating.
  • Risk Reduction Part 1 – can the task be avoided, wheel speed, wheel handling and storage, wheel mounting, mechanical guards, safe working practices, inspections and checks and dressing abrasive wheels.
  • Risk Reduction Part 2 – PPE, eye protection, harmful dusts, dust extraction and PPE, vibration, noise, sparks, portable grinders, cables, training and emergency procedures.

Target Audience

This course is suitable for anyone who uses abrasive wheels in their work activities.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this course learners will have a thorough understanding of:

  • Understand the legal and legislative aspects affecting abrasive wheel usage
  • Define what we mean by different pieces of equipment
  • Describe how abrasive wheels work and understand the associated risks
  • Recall what can go wrong and why, including hazard identification and risk reduction
  • Identify the properties of a wheel by looking at its markings
  • Describe and recall the different types of abrasive wheels

Course Inclusions

This Intellelearn Abrasive Wheels course includes:

  • Stop-Start technology meaning you learn at your convenience
  • All device compliant meaning you can use laptop-tablet-smartphone at anytime
  • Ensures compliance with UK Health and Safety legislation
  • Developed by Health & Safety Professionals
  • Accredited by both iirsm and CPD

Approximate Duration

1 hour