Who are these Abrasive Wheel Courses suitable for? People who select & mount abrasive wheels, as in angle grinders, con-saws, bench grinders and chop saws. Foremen who supervise others in the workplace.

The Abrasive Wheel Course structure. This newly designed abrasive wheel course is now available online and consists of two parts. Part one covers the essential theory that you need to know. Part two consists of a practical part. You need to select and mount abrasive wheels. The practical part can also be completed online. That means you can complete the whole part of the at home or in your workplace.

Abrasive Wheel Course Content.

  • Importance of training when selecting and mounting abrasive wheels. (you will learn why this training is important)
  • General duty of the Employer. (what employers need to do)
  • General duty of employees.(what workers need to do)
  • The Common Law and The Health and Safety at work Act 2005.
  • Abrasive Wheel Regulations, (2016 Regulations)
  • Examples of what can go wrong when an incorrect wheel is selected.
  •  How to avoid accidents from incorrectly mounting Abrasive Wheels.
  • How to select an abrasive wheel and why care is required.
  • Blotters, expiry dates of wheels, the ring test and how to dress an abrasive wheel.
  • What  markings on abrasive wheels indicate. (there are various markings which you should know about)
  • Why to, and how to measure spindle speeds.
  • Current legal situation in Ireland.
  • Types of PPE. (personal protective equipment)
  • Safety checks.(pre use & post use)
  • How & why to protect your lungs from dust
  • Noise, and Vibration, CE and B.S. markings

This course can be taken by a person in any part of Ireland. The course is in English so, you need a good grasp of English. Kerry, Tralee, Killarney, Dingle, Listowel,  Cork, Macroom, Limerick, Abbeyfeale, Clare, Dublin, Galway.