Certified Online Training

Abrasive Wheels


There are a wide range of tools and processes that use abrasive wheels and ensuring these are used correctly and safely is of paramount importance. Applications range from hand grinding to disc cutting. They can be used at all stages of a work process, for making preliminary cuts and scores in materials, or for fine polishing and finishing.

Different wheels will have different properties and characteristics suitable for particular tasks. They also have different weaknesses and can pose different risks and hazards in handling and use. For this reason, it’s important that you always select the right abrasive wheel for the job and use it with the right machinery.

This course covers the anatomy of an abrasive wheel, the dangers associated with their use, storage and handling and much more.

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

Who is this for?

This course is ideal for all staff who operate Abrasive Wheels as part of their normal work duties.

How long is the course?

The duration of the course is 100 minutes of instructor led video content, with additional time required for answering interactive questions throughout the course.


The cost of the course is € 35 per person. Discounts are available for 10 or more candidates booking the course. For further information on group discounts please email or ring 087 2504888.


Like all our interactive e-learning courses that we provide here at First Aid Direct, every candidate is required to engage with the course material and answer multiple-choice questions throughout each module. Candidates must receive a minimum of 70% to successfully pass the course.

Benefits of E-learning

  • Cost effective
  • Saves time
  • Flexibility
  • Improves performance and productivity
  • Lower environmental impact

The course concentrates on key Abrasive Wheels topics including:

1. Introducing Abrasive Wheels
2. The Anatomy of an Abrasive Wheel
3. The Dangers of Abrasive Wheels
4. Abrasive Wheel Safety
5. Safe Speeds
6. Other Wheel Markings
7. Storage and Handling
8. Checking and Testing
9. Training and Certification
10. Inspections
11. Course Summary

This course is approved by the International Institute of Risk and Safety Managers (IIRSM), First Aid Direct and additionally it is accredited for 3 units of CPD.

Upon completion of the course candidates will receive a ‘Abrasive Wheels’ certificate.

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