Abrasive Wheels and Silica Dust


Abrasive Wheels are a useful piece of equpment, but also has its hazards. Silica dust from bricks and concrete is a major concern, along with other dusts and fumes and can cause severe respiratory problems 



Duration: Half Day


This course has been developed in house by our own expert staff. It has been designed to comply with the latest Health and Safety requirements regarding safe use of fixed bench and portable grinders and cutters


Who should attend:


This course is suitable for all operators, managers and supervisors who, as part of their working duties select, mount, specify or use abrasive wheels as defined in PUWER Regulations 1998.


The aim of the course is to enable delegates to work safely, to provide awareness of the dangers and hazards of abrasive wheels, and to offer practical steps to reduce workplace accidents and encourage workers to adopt a culture that results in a safer workplace.


Course Content & Agenda :


·         Overview of Health and Safety Legislation

·         PUWER 1998

·         Hazards,Risk Control Measures and dust control

·         Accident Causation and Prevention

·         Personal Protective Equipment (PP

·         Types of Machines and Abrasive Wheels

·         Noise Hazards

·         Pre-Use Abrasive Wheel and Machine Safety Checks

·         Mounting of Abrasive Wheels

·         Dressing, Truing and Balancing

·         Course Assessment



Aims & Objectives:


The course will enable delegates to ensure that safety issues are managed efficiently, protecting the workforce, other people and the general environment, and will ensure that legal compliance is achieved.




This course can be delivered at your premises at a time convenient to you. The programme is delivered over half a day and a Certificate of Attendance is issued.







We can undertake fit testing of Disposable or Half Masks with Filters at your premises.


The is a requirement for anyone producing hazardous dust (RSC)





Cutting paving slabs, kerb stones or other concrete or stone products produces enormous amounts of dust. This dust will contain some very fine dust called respirable crystalline silica (RCS). Exposure to RCS dust can cause serious health problems which may eventually prove to be fatal.