Abrasive Wheels

Who is the course for?

  • Those required to use abrasive wheels
  • Those required to use petrol powered saws
  • Those required to supervise the use of abrasive wheels and petrol powered saws

What are the course objectives?

  • Understand the nature of the hazards and identify the causes
  • Identify and understand requirements and responsibilities under the current legislation
  • Understand the characteristics of abrasive and their action
  • Understand and interpret the marking system of abrasive wheels
  • Recognise the need for careful handling of abrasive wheels and carry out visual check and ring tests (bench grinders)
  • Understand and identify what speeds should be adhered to in wheel selection
  • Identify main components and understand their functions
  • Mount an abrasive wheel and/ or a diamond blade
  • Understand the difference between truing and dressing a wheel, undertake dressing a wheel and identify dressers (bench grinders)
  • Adjust work rests correctly (bench grinders)
  • Use operating precautions and be aware of avoiding hazardous conditions
  • Demonstrate their knowledge on abrasive wheels and diamond blades
  • Carry out daily maintenance on petrol powered machines

What qualification does it give?

Lantra Awards Certificate or National Plant Operators Registration Scheme

How long is the course?

One day course

How much does it cost?

£120 plus VAT plus £30 Lantra Registration and Assessment fee plus VAT