Level 2 Award in Abrasive Wheel Safety (Portable and Handheld) (RQF)

Who is this for?

This qualification is aimed at employees, or those looking to enter/re-enter the workforce who are using, or likely to use abrasive wheels.

Suitable and sufficient health and safety training is a requirement in workplaces and this qualification enables learners to correctly identify, mount and use an abrasive wheel on a handheld or portable tool.


This qualification is available to those over 18 years. Candidates should be at least a level 1 numeracy and literacy or equivalent.

Learning Outcomes and Assessment criteria

  1. Understand key legislative requirements related to the safe use of abrasive wheels
  2. Understand key hazards and controls related to the safe use of abrasive wheels
  3. Be able to mount an abrasive wheel to portable or handheld abrasive wheel equipment

Assessment methods

Learners are assessed for this qualification using the following methods:

  • Multiple Choice Examination
  • Practical observation

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