Abrasive Wheel Training

Course Duration: 1 day



The purpose of this course is to give advice on precautions for the prevention of accidents in the use of abrasive wheels, in particular injury resulting from either wheel breakage or contact with a running wheel.

Experienced Worker Test,
upon successful completion the candidate will be able to:

Hazards and risks arising from the use of abrasive wheels and the precautions to be observed.

Methods of marking abrasive wheels with their type, size and maximum operating speed.

How to store handle and transport abrasive wheels.

How to inspect and test abrasive wheels for damage.

The functions of all the components used with abrasive wheels such as flanges, blotters, bushes, nuts etc.

How to assemble abrasive wheels correctly to make sure they are properly balanced and fit to use.

The proper method of dressing an abrasive wheel (removing dulled abrasive or other material from the cutting surface and/or removing material to correct any uneven wear of the wheel).

The correct adjustment of the work rest on pedestal or bench grinding machines.

The use of suitable personal protective equipment, for example eye protection (see also paragraph 158).

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