EUSR Abrasive Wheels Principles & Practice

1 day

EUSR Abrasive Wheels Principles & Practical training combines classroom based theory with practical instruction and assessment. Typically we 'bespoke' the practical application(s) to your specific needs. Some of the areas we can cover are the operation of petrol cut off saws and other hand held/portable machines, bench or pedestal grinding machines. 

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Course Objectives

  • Understand legislation and guidance including HASWA 74, PUWER 98, MHSWR 99 and PPE Regs 
  • Recognise the hazards of abrasive wheels and consider risk control measures 
  • Identify various types of abrasive wheels and the associated risks (for example, noise, contact, wheel burst, respiratory and HAVS)
  • Carry out pre-use safety checks 
  • Consider practical steps (control measures) to reduce workplace accidents and encourage safe operation of AW's
  • Select the correct type of abrasive wheels, identify marking and provide a visual inspection 
  • Demonstrate correct usage, settings, adjustments and inspection of flanges, guards and accessories 
  • Learn how to correctly mount abrasive wheels on angle grinders, chop saws, disc cutters, bench and pedestal grinders (including practical demonstration depending on specific machine or machines being used)
  • Understand the process to true, dress and balance abrasive wheels on bench and pedestal grinders 


  • EU Skills - EUSR SMART card with photo id, qualification stated on back of card 
  • EU Skills – EUSR Virtual Registration is available upon request in lieu of plastic SMART card
  • Electronic Groundforce Training certificate also provided via email
  • EUSR qualifications are valid for 3 years,
  • On or before your qualification(s) expiry date you’ll need to renew in order for qualification(s) to stay on the EU Skills register

Who Will Benefit?

Anyone who is operating and/or managing/supervising the use of angel grinders, cut off saws, bench grinders and bench top cut off saws. 

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Claim £30 per person from this course.

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Did you know that once you’ve completed and passed your course qualification(s) and EU Skills have registered them, they are available to view and check 24/7 here. You’ll just need to enter your EUSR ID and Surname.

Please note:

  • EUSR qualifications that have not yet been registered by our administration team won’t show. For example, if you were on a course yesterday.
  • EUSR qualifications that are expired won’t display (even if 1 single day expired)
  • Groundforce Training are here to help with any questions, contact: 0800 0232663

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