The purpose of this course is to train candidates to use and maintain abrasive wheel equipment safely including bench grinders, angle grinders and disc cutters.

The scope of this course includes:

  • Hazards associated with the use of abrasive wheels and precautions which should be taken
  • Methods of marking abrasive wheels as to type and speed
  • Methods of storing, handling and transporting abrasive wheels
  • Methods of inspecting and testing abrasive wheels to assess for damage
  • Functions of all components used with abrasive wheels, including flanges, blotters, brushes and mounting fixings
  • Correct and incorrect methods of assembling all components and how to balance abrasive wheels
  • Appropriate method of dressing abrasive wheels and the common adjustments required
  • Basic abrasive wheel use, including hazard awareness and safe operating practices