Abrasive Wheel Safety Awareness for employees who operate, supervise or manage the use of angle grinders and cut off saws.

Abrasive Wheel Safety Awareness Training Courses

The abrasive wheel awareness course covers everything from what an abrasive wheel is, UK legislation and guidance, common hazards, handling of wheels, safe use of wheels, the use of PPE and respiratory equipment and the risks from dust.

The abrasive wheels training course covers:

What is an abrasive wheel?
Key legislation and guidance
Common hazards
Selection and handling of wheels
Safe use of wheels
Use of personal protective equipment and respiratory protective equipment
Controlling the risk posed by dust

Abrasive Wheel Safety FAQS

Wheel breakage/ burst or entanglement with revolving parts

Abrasive wheels can break or become jammed. This can cause materials to be ejected from the machine, potentially causing serious injury.

Dust and particles

Dust, smoke and particles can be ejected when cutting or grinding with the machinery.


Abrasive wheels can get extremely loud. Permanent hearing damage can be caused, from tinnitus to deafness.


Hand-Arm Vibration Syndrome, caused by operating vibrating machinery. This condition can lead to significant, permanent and debilitating damage to sufferers’ nerves, joints, and muscles.

Abrasive Wheels training is a legal requirement for anyone operating abrasive wheels in the workplace. Abrasive Wheels can cause serious injuries. Correct training can prevent accidents when operating the machines.

This course is for anyone who uses Abrasive Wheels at work and anyone who supervises an employee who uses abrasive wheels.

All of our training is bespoke to our clients. Contact Elite Safety Services today for a quote.

If you have any questions or need help, feel free to contact with our team, or you can call us any time 07341 490 419

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