The Safe Use of Hand Held Abrasive Wheels

The Safe Use of Hand Held Abrasive Wheels

To provide staff with the skills and knowledge to achieve the standards of competence in the safe use and changing of handheld abrasive wheels.

Knowledge of portable grinding equipment.

Course Duration
½ day.

Maximum Number
10 persons.

Training Aids
Lecture notes and audio/visual presentation.

Written test.

On successful completion of the course candidates will receive a NETA certificate which will be forwarded to the delegate or their sponsor company.

Additional Information
Meeting the needs and expectations of service users is of the highest priority to our staff. Therefore if you have any concerns or wish to make a comment about the service please contact:


On completion of the course delegates will be aware of:

  • The hazards associated with the use of grinding/cutting discs and precautions that should be observed
  • The markings on grinding/cutting discs
  • Methods of storing, handling and transporting grinding/cutting discs
  • Methods of inspection and testing of grinding/cutting discs to check for damage
  • Using grinding/cutting discs correctly
  • The function of all components used with grinding/cutting discs including flanges, washers and bushes
  • Knowledge of the correct and incorrect methods of assembling all components and correct balance of grinding/cutting discs
  • The requirements of the safe use of grinding/cutting discs
  • PUWER 1998
  • Noise At Work Regulations 2005
  • COSHH Regulations 2002
  • Health & Safety At Work Regulations 1999
  • HASAWA 1974
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulations 2002
  • Safe use of grinding/cutting discs
  • Control of Vibration At Work Regulations



  • Legislation, Regulations and Code of Practice
  • Guidelines and Safe Methods of using Handheld Abrasive Wheels
  • Care, storage and transport of Handheld Abrasive Wheels

Safety in Grinding Operations

  • Examination, handling and storage
  • Selection of wheels
  • Handheld Abrasive Wheel speeds
  • Peripheral and angular speed
  • Factor of safety

Handheld Abrasive Wheels Characteristics

  • Marking system
  • Permissible working speed

Mounting of Handheld Abrasive Wheels

  • Driving flange
  • Clamping bolts
  • Securing the wheel
  • Inspection before mounting
  • Testing the wheel
  • Uniformity of diameter
  • Checking the speed
  • Starting the wheels
  • Machine Guards
  • Purpose and construction
  • Exposure angles
  • Additional protection

End of Course – Written Assessment and Test