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Abrasive Wheels

  • Course Code: AAM04T
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  • Practical: YES
  • Certification: Ainscough certificate which is valid for 3 years

Telecoms workers need a wide range of skills, from personal fall protection through to the safe use of Portable Abrasive Wheels.

Use of Portable Abrasive Wheels course covers the legislation and definition of Abrasive Wheels Regulations 1970 and the subsequent Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.The course is designed for persons who are required to fit and use abrasive wheels on portable tools (disc grinders).

The aim of our course is to provide each delegate with the knowledge needed to safely identify, inspect, store, transport, and mount abrasive wheels in compliance with current legislation. The course also covers the methods of safe use of abrasive wheels on off hand bench grinders, portable cutting and grinding machines and the P. P. E that should be used.


Use of customer sites will be subject to an assessment. Delegate must be medically fit to perform the practical elements of this course and must sign a medical disclaimer to that effect.

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  1. Course Content

    • The requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 98 with respect to Abrasive Wheel Regulations.
    • Approved advisory literature relating to the mounting of abrasive wheels
    • Hazards arising from the use of abrasive wheels and precautions which should be observed.
    • How to identify abrasive wheels as to type and characteristics.
    • Storing, handling and transporting abrasive wheels
    • Inspecting and testing abrasive wheels
    • The functions of all components used with abrasive wheels, including flanges, washers, bushes and nuts used in mounting and including knowledge of the correct and incorrect methods of assembling all components and correct balancing of abrasive wheels
    • The methods of safe use of abrasive wheels on petrol, electric and compressed air powered cutting machines and angle grinders.
  2. Prerequisites

    • Delegates must be at least 18 years of age.

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