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Designed in accordance with the HSG17 guidance on safety in the use of abrasive wheels. The syllabus includes:

  • Hazards and risks arising from the use of abrasive wheels and the precautions to be observed
  • Methods of marking abrasive wheels with their type, size and maximum operating speed
  • Storage, handling and transport of abrasive wheels
  • How to inspect and test abrasive wheels for damage
  • Functions of all components used with abrasive wheels, such as flanges, blotters, bushes, nuts etc
  • Assembling abrasive wheels correctly for proper balance and fit
  • Method for dressing an abrasive wheel
  • Correct adjustment of the work rest on pedestal or bench grinding machines
  • Use of suitable personal protective equipment, for example eye protection.

This course is theory based, with a demonstration of the use of the machines and an exam