Abrasive Wheels

Version: 1.0 06/06/2019


This course aims to provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and basic skills in the safe use of abrasive wheels. It introduces learners to the hazards and risks involved with abrasive wheels operation and to comply with health and safety legislation. The target audience is aimed at those working on the telecoms network including suppliers and contractors.

Performance Objectives

  • Comply with health and safety and other relevant regulations
  • Confirm that the machine is set up for activities
  • Deal promptly and effectively with problems
  • Shut down the equipment to a safe condition
  • Hazards and risks arising from the use of abrasive wheels
  • Methods of marking abrasive wheels
  • 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
  • How to assemble abrasive wheels correctly
  • The proper method of dressing an abrasive wheel
  • The correct adjustment of the work rest on grinding machines
  • The use of suitable personal protective equipment

Learning Outcomes

  • Know the hazards and risks when using abrasive wheels
  • Know health and safety regulations relating to abrasive wheels
  • Be able to set up machine ready for use
  • Be able to use the machine in line with health and safety guidelines
  • Know the functions and components used with abrasive wheels
  • Know the methods of marking abrasive wheels with their type, size and maximum operating speed
  • Be able to shut down the machine safely
  • Be able to store handle and transport abrasive wheels