Abrasive Wheels overview
No matter which type of abrasive wheel you use, two things are true of them all - they're fast-moving and have the potential to be very dangerous.
They can break, particles can be thrown out and a major cause of injury for the person using it is to come into contact with it or get something tangled up in it, pulling them into the rotating wheel.
This abrasive wheel safety training course takes into account the safety requirements from the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998.
It looks at types of wheel, how to set up, use and maintain them and it explains the dangers and how important it is to use any safety equipment provided, such as PPE, guards and work rests available.
It's recommended that you use hearing protection whilst using abrasive wheels. We also have a course dedicated to noise awareness that you may also find useful if you work with abrasive wheels.
Who is our Abrasive Wheel Safety Training for?
Our Abrasive Wheel training is perfect for anyone that uses abrasive wheels in their place of work and is also highly relevant for those that use pedestal grinders, angle grinders and bench grinders.
The dangers of abrasive wheels
Due to abrasive wheels being incredibly fast moving and having abrasive particles, they have the potential to be very dangerous.
Over half of abrasive wheel accidents are due to the wrong type of wheel being fitted and around 33% of accidents are caused by overspeeding the wheel. Both of which could be avoided with sufficient abrasive wheel training.
Why is abrasive wheel training required?
Every year there are thousands abrasive wheel injuries and the vast majority of them are preventable. People working with abrasive wheels need to know the types of abrasive wheel and their purposes (to help them choose the correct wheel in the first place), the potential risks, how to use them safely and how to maintain them.