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Safety in the Use of Abrasive Wheels

Part Time

Course Overview

Abrasive wheels are used in many areas and can be highly dangerous.

The course involves both classroom and practical sessions covering not just the health and safety regulations and safe working practices, but also providing a practical session for wheel/disc changing and mounting. Note: Please state what type of Abrasive Wheels/Grinders you have, when enquiring about this course.

Course Content

  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)
  • Hazards arising when using abrasive wheels/discs
  • Methods of marking, storing, handling and transporting abrasive wheels
  • Health & Safety at Work Act, 1974
  • How to operate your abrasive wheel safely and look after the machine
  • Protective clothing
  • Truing and dressing an abrasive wheel.

Entry Requirement

This course is designed for those working with abrasive wheels, in particular if they are designated to change wheels. All learners must be at least 18 years of age.


Assessment will be ongoing during the day and a short test taken on conclusion of course.

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How to Enrol

To find out more information or to enrol please email distance.learning@bcot.ac.uk quoting the course reference.

Course is now full

Course Outline

Course Code: MXEC053
Study Mode: Part Time
Duration: 1 Week
Start Date: Flexible
Day & Time: Flexible
Tuition Fees: TBC (previously £100.00)
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