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S10HS Grinding and Sharpening

May 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm


This Nationally accredited practical course will provide:

  • Teachers
  • Technicians
  • Support staff/Premises Staff

In Design and Technology Departments ‘initial training’ on the Specialist Extension Level: S10HS Sharpening and Grinding

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.
  • How to identify defects in grindstones and the procedures for dealing with them to avoid accidents.

Please note – Certification is valid for a period of 5 years.


May 9
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Training Location
New College Design and Technology Health & Safety Training Centre, New College Leicester, South Entrance Glenfield Road
Leicester, LE3 6DN
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