Abrasive Wheel Training Course.

Training dates. 21st January, 11th February & 03rd March from 6 to 8 pm Available on other dates for groups.

Location. Midleton, Co Cork.

Cost. €80 (Group rates available)

Book a place. 087-6792295

Abrasive Wheel Training Course.

All First aid offer operator training which is required under legislation.

This abrasive wheels training course is legally required for all those who are involved in the purchase & selection, storage & handling, mounting, dressing and use of abrasive wheels. This includes either fixed (e.g. Bench grinders or polishers) or portable (e.g. angle grinders) abrasive wheels.

This course is designed to instruct employees in the theory and practice of safe use of Abrasive Wheels to comply with the “Abrasive Wheels Regulations 1982” (SI 30 / 1982).


Abrasive Wheels Training Course Objectives

On completion of this training participants will be able to:- 

  • Safely store and identify abrasive wheels

  • Be able to select the appropriate wheel use

  • Be able to inspect and recognise damaged wheels

  • Be able to mount an abrasive wheel

  • Understand the hazards and risks when using abrasive wheels



Abrasive Wheels Training Course Content

  • Abrasive wheels regulations

  • Identifying the hazards working with abrasive wheels

  • Selecting the correct wheel for the job

  • Inspection & testing of abrasive wheels

  • Guarding of grinding and cutting operations

  • Dressing and truing of abrasive wheels

  • Functions of components, flanges, blotters etc

  • Differences between grinding and cutting operations

  • Safe mounting of the abrasive wheel

Target Audience

The course is intended for fitters and operators who use abrasive wheels, as defined in legislation.


Assessment is by a theory and practical test.


All First Aid ‘Abrasive wheel certificate’ is awarded to participants on successful completion of course. 

Certification is valid for three years.