Grinding and Sharpening (S10HS) - Initial Training Course (RS)

Date and Time

Start Date: 20th November 2018

Time: 09:30 - 16:30

Your Price: £110.00

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9 spaces available.

To reserve a place(s) or for further information, contact Michelle Carlin or Kirsty Lunn, Leicester City Council, tel. 0116 4543210 or email


This course will enable delegates to acquire H&S accreditation certification through a ‘hands on’ approach using the types of grinding machines that can be safely used in school workshops.

  • The types and grading of bench stones that can be used to sharpen hand and machine tools, safety in the use of abrasive wheels
  • The hazards and risks arising from the use of abrasive wheels.
  • How to: assemble abrasive wheels correctly to make sure they are properly balanced and fit to use.
  • How to store, handle and transport abrasive wheels.
  • How to inspect and test abrasive wheels for damage.
  • Appropriate methods of dressing abrasive wheels.
  • The use of a range of bench stones, including an understanding of sharpening angles and the use of honing guides
  • The requirements for routine maintenance as required by legislation and recommended by the manufacturer of the equipment.
  • How to identify defects in grindstones and the procedures for dealing with them to avoid accidents.
  • The use of maintenance logs for machinery.

All the activities conform to the current D&T Association Training Standards.

Lunch and refreshments will be provided.

Cost of accreditation is included within the price but excludes VAT.


New College Training Centre, D&T Training Workshop
South Entrance
Glenfield Road

Prices include VAT at the appropriate rate where applicable.

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