Kentra Training specialise in providing both on-site training and courses delivered at our purpose designed training centre in Middlewich, Cheshire. Detailed below is the course syllabus and details for the NPORS N017 Abrasive Wheels cut off saw i.e. Stihl saw type machines.

There are three different Abrasive Wheels courses available.

Details of which are available on a separate syllabus.

Aims and Objectives

To ensure the safe use of Abrasive Wheels, to create a safe system of work understanding the need for accident prevention and control, to enable candidates to work safely with the awareness of the dangers of abrasive wheels.

Delegate Eligibility & Entry Requirements

This course is designed for candidates of all abilities. We can assist candidates with any learning difficulties or where English may not be their first language, please mention when booking a course.

Course Duration

1 day for up to 6 Candidates : 1 Instructor
Including practical session with the cut off saw

N017 Abrasive Wheels cut off saw

Course Content
  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 1998 and other relevant legislation
  • Safety Awareness session
  • Pre start checks on differing machines
  • Inspection of cut off discs
  • Performing various controlled cuts including using a cutter trolley
  • Changing cutting discs and refueling

If you have any attachments these can be included in the assessment and detailed on the training
card (if required).

N017 Abrasive Wheels cut off saw

Learning Outcomes

So what will you achieve from completing this course?

  • Have a basic understanding of the dangers and their responsibilities as an operator
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components and key controls and explain their functions
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for petrol driven saw use
  • Select a suitable type of abrasive wheel and battery & petrol cut off saw saw relative to the work being undertaken
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks and prepare the machine for use, operate machinery safely and efficiently
  • Storage and transport and be able to carry out end of shift and shut down procedures
Certification & Validation

This course can be registered with our awarding body NPORS or accredited by us Kentra Training. We are a registered training provider and our cards are suitable for the HSE and insurances. So candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following:

  • Kentra Training course validation and plastic (credit card size) ID card
  • NPORS registration and plastic ID card N017 Abrasive Wheels cut off saw training course.

If NPORS is required we will need to notify them prior to the course, so please mention this when booking.
Our instructor will take the candidates picture on the day of training, which will appear on their ID cards.

N017 Abrasive Wheels cut off saw

The technical bit…


Abrasive Wheels and Petrol Driven Cut Off Saws are covered under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER), and it is a legal requirement for those involved in the use of abrasive wheels to receive adequate training on mounting and safe use.

Specifications – requirements for the course
  • There must be a sufficient quantity of material to cut
  • Utilising a cutting trolley to cut a channel of at least 2 metres (If applicable)
  • The candidates will be required to select cutting blades, from a selection of both good and poor conditioned (our instructor will bring with him unsuitable blades for the candidates to assess).

Course Requirements

This course can be delivered on-site where we come to you and use your equipment, alternatively you can come to us and we will provide everything you need for the course.

On-site Course Requirements

You will need:

  • A room for the theory session and a practical session using the Petrol Driven Cut Off Saw.
  • Delegates will be expected to supply a machine in good working order, a selection of blades & discs and provide their own PPE including hearing, leg and eye protection, helmet and gloves.
  • Safety Boots or steel toe-capped boots.
  • Candidates will need to know their own date of birth and National Insurance number.
Training Centre Course Requirements

For courses conducted at our training centre, in Middlewich we provide all the equipment, tools and supplies required to conduct the course.

  • Delegates will need to be suitably dressed to use the equipment, and may wish to bring their own PPE to use (this includes hearing, leg and eye protection, helmet and gloves).
  • Safety Boots or steel toe-capped boots are required

If you would prefer you may bring along your own equipment to use during the course, so that we can run through the maintenance on your own equipment.

  • Candidates will need to know their own date of birth and National Insurance number.

Courses at our training centre can be run as open training programmes, meaning that if you only have one or two candidates, you can join a course with other delegates on a mutually convenient day.

This course can be delivered on-site where we come to you, alternatively you can come to us and we will provide everything you need for the course.

How can we help

At Kentra Training Centre we are proud to offer a wide range of training courses and cater to the bespoke needs of our clients. Let us know when you need and how we can help you, and be sure of a friendly welcome from the team.

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We look forward to helping you with this N017 Abrasive Wheels cut off saw course or any of your training needs.

The Kentra Training Team

N017 Abrasive Wheels cut off saw

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