Ryan and Tom Dixon are Lantra providers and instructors for land based and environmental training.

Lantra Abrasive Wheels


Awarding body



Course Aims:

To provide thorough theory and practical training in operating abrasive wheels, to enable you to pass the theory and practical assessments.


Duration of course:

1 Day


Candidate numbers:


Bespoke numbers (talk to us for more details)


Who should attend?

Anyone who operates any abrasive wheeled device.


On completion of course:

5 year LANTRA card and certificate


Minimum age:




·         We have a site situated in the Ribble Valley, ideally suited for carrying out this course, which includes:

·         Equipment.

·         The manufacturer’s operator’s manual (MOM) readily accessible for the appropriate machines.

·         Equipment for securing the workplace e.g. clamping / vice/ cutting jig.

·         Suitable materials to cut and / or grind will be available.

·         Speed gauge and / or tachometer.

·         Tool kit.

·         Welfare facilities.

·         Indoor space for completing theory aspects of the course.

·         Risk assessments.



Please provide-

·         100% cotton or cotton-rich coveralls, with legs and arms covered for cutting and / or grinding with indoor equipment.

·         Respiratory equipment (FFP3).

·         Leather apron (bench mounted).

·         Suitable eye protection and full-face protection.

·         Hearing protection, with appropriate single number rating (SNR).

·         Safety helmet and safety gloves (leather or raw hide).

·         Suitable work boots including steel toe protection.

·         High Visibility clothing.



Theory assessment

15 mandatory multiple-choice questions (MCQs) in 30 minutes, pass mark is %

Practical assessment

Operator safety and personal protective equipment (PPE)


Wheel fitting

Pre-start checks

Operating the machine

Bench mounted grinder

Hand held engine driven / cordless disc cutter



Available upon request


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Cancelation charges:

Over 4 weeks cancelation notice – full refund

2 – 4 weeks cancelation notice – 50% refund

Less than 14 days cancelation notice – No refund






What will you learn during this course?

  • The features of an abrasive wheel and how to protect yourself.
  • How to operate your abrasive wheel safely and look after the machine.
  • How to get the best results.
  • Understand the characteristics of abrasives and their uses
  • Understand and interpret the marking system of abrasive wheels.
  • Understand how to select and check abrasive wheels before use.
  • Understand and identify what speeds should be adhered to in wheel selection.
  • Identify the main components and understand their functions.
  • Mount an abrasive wheel and / or diamond wheel.
  • Understand the difference between turning and dressin a wheel (bench grinders).
  • Dress a wheel and identify dressers (bench grinders)
  • Use operating precautions and be aware of hazardous conditions
  • Carry out daily maintenance on petrol powered machines (disc cutters and cut-off saws).
  • Operate the equipment in a safe and appropriate manner.
  • The regulations governing the use of such equipment.

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