• Age group19+
  • Duration1 day
  • Awarding bodyCity & Guilds


The course has been designed to give candidates the knowledge and understanding required to change, mount and dress abrasive wheels. You’ll understand the safe use, handling, storage and mounting of all types and classes of abrasive wheels (pedestal and hand-held grinders).

At the end of the course you will be able to:

• Understand all aspects of abrasive wheels technology
• Calculate maximum operating and peripheral speeds of abrasive wheels
• State the minimum mandatory safety requirements relating to the use, changing and mounting of each class of abrasive wheel
• Demonstrate competently and safely the changing, mounting and dressing of abrasive wheels

Course Content:
• Legislation and regulatory requirements
• Approved advisory literature
• Hazards arising from the use of abrasive wheels
• Methods of marking wheels as to type and speed
• Methods of storage and handling
• The function of all components used
• The correct balancing of an abrasive wheel
• The correct dressing of an abrasive wheel
• Adjustment of the rest and guards of fixed machines

Delivery will be a combination of classroom tuition and practical hands-on use of abrasive wheel.

Course Information

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For more information call Course Information on
01642 333333 or email courseinfo@mbro.ac.uk.

Various dates

23 April 2021

21 May 2021

25 June 2021

23 July 2021

20 August 2021

Entry requirements

The candidate is required to bring photographic identification to the course (i.e. passport/ photo driving licence).

You will be assessed through the completion of a one-hour multiple choice exam and some practical observations

£216 Please note, this course is a full cost course and therefore there is no fee remission available to any student.

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