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Abrasive Wheels

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˝ Day


Operatives who are required to use abrasive cut off machines.


To provide training and assessment for abrasive cut off machines and hand held grinders, including pre-use inspection, wheel identification, mounting of wheels, safe use of that machinery and safe shut down and storage.


The course includes:

  • How an abrasive wheel works
  • Selecting, testing, inspecting and storing abrasive  wheels
  • Speeds of wheels and machines
  • Use of portable machines
  • Cutting and Grinding safety
  • Mounting abrasive wheels
  • PUWER Regulations
  • Risk assessment
  • Dust supression
  • PPE
  • Posture and manual handling


Lectures, practical demonstrations and practical assessments.



NB. Participants must provide PPE appropriate to activities to be undertaken. Please see joining instructions for more information.

“We’ve been involved with Utilise since the start of the West Midlands Gas Alliance. We’re in our 5th year and 500 employees have been through the training. We operate the training from first class facilities, with first class trainers who deliver the end product we’re looking for - a well trained workforce who are compliant with gas industry regulations. ”

Andy Crowder - Managing Director, Utilities, Morgan Est

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