Safe Use of Brush Cutters and Trimmers

A one or two day integrated training and assessment course to learn the skills to safely maintain and use a brush cutter and/or trimmer, and their various mechanisms.

The course covers:

  • Risk assessment
  • Health and safety features and legislation
  • PPE
  • Pre-operational checks
  • Maintenance procedures
  • Making adjustments to the trimmer/brushcutter
  • Pre-cutting tests
  • Preparing a site
  • Operating techniques
  • Storing equipment appropriately
  • Manufacturers guidelines

Both City & Guilds or Lantra Awards assessment are available to undertake.

Course duration: One or Two Days

Safe use of a Hand Held Hedge Trimmer

A one or two day integrated training and assessment course to learn the skills to safely maintain and use a hand held hedge trimmer.

The course covers:

  • Evaluating risks and hazards
  • Health and safety legislation
  • PPE
  • Fuel requirements
  • Safety precautions with flammable liquids
  • Storage and transportation requirements
  • Guarding requirements
  • Controls
  • Pre-use checks
  • Power unit and covers
  • Maintaining equipment
  • Cleaning and sharpening the blade
  • Safe use of hedge cutter
  • Clearing the site and safe waste disposal
  • Cleaning the hedge cutter

Both City & Guilds or Lantra Awards assessment are available to undertake.

Course duration: One or Two Days

Tractor Mounted Hedge and Verge Cutter

A two day integrated training and assessment course to learn the skills to safely maintain and use a tractor mounted hedge and verge cutter.

The course covers:

  • Evaluating risks and hazards
  • Site walks and reports
  • Health and safety legislation
  • Legal and safety considerations near public highways
  • PPE
  • Attaching hedge and verge cutters
  • Safe mounting and dismounting from tractor
  • Efficient and economic fuel use
  • Legislations
  • Pre-use checks
  • Comfort and safety
  • Checking brakes and steering
  • Guarding requirements
  • PTO machine
  • Inspecting the site
  • Ensuring public and animal safety
  • How to set up the hedge cutter and safe use
  • Parking the machine
  • Regular cleaning, inspection and maintenance

Both City & Guilds or Lantra Awards assessment are available to undertake.

Course duration: Two Days

Safe Use of a Manually Fed Wood Chipper

A one day integrated training and assessment course to learn the skills to safely maintain and use a and manually fed wood chipper.

The course covers:

  • Evaluating risks and hazards
  • Emergency planning
  • Legislation
  • PPE
  • Safety features
  • Cleaning and maintenance
  • Different cutting mechanisms
  • Reassembly
  • Pre-start checks
  • Site inspection
  • Precautions near public highways
  • Preparing material for chipping and carrying out the operation
  • Machine blockages
  • Post-operational checks
  • Environmental and public safety

Both City & Guilds or Lantra Awards assessment are available to undertake.

Course duration: One Day

Safe Use of a Stump Grinder

A one day integrated training and assessment course to learn the skills to safely maintain and use a and stump grinder.

The course covers:

  • Evaluating risks and hazards
  • Emergency planning
  • Legislation
  • PPE
  • Safety features
  • Cleaning and maintenance
  • Cutter removal and replacement
  • Reassembly
  • Pre-start checks
  • Site inspection
  • Precautions near public highways
  • Post-operational checks
  • Grinding operations
  • Post-operational checks
  • Environmental and public safety

Both City & Guilds or Lantra Awards assessment are available to undertake.

Course duration: One Day

Safe Use of Mowers

A one or two day integrated training and assessment course to learn the skills to safely maintain and use a mower.

We offer courses on Pedestrian Mowers, Ride on Mowers, Tractor Mounted Mowers, and all cutting mechanisms, eg Rotary, Cylinder etc.  Please state at the time of booking which mower you require.

Both City & Guilds or Lantra Awards assessment are available to undertake.

Course duration: One or Two Days

Lantra Pedestrian Mowers

Lantra Ride-On Mowers

Safe Use of Leaf Blowers

A half a day integrated training and assessment course to learn the skills to safely maintain and use a leaf blower.

The course covers:

  • Evaluating risks and hazards
  • Site walk and reporting
  • Health and safety legislation
  • PPE
  • Function controls and safety features
  • Good environmental practice
  • Pre-start checks
  • Maintenance
  • Correct operation
  • Leaf and debris clearance
  • Site cleaning
  • Cleaning of the leaf blower or vacuum
  • Post-operative checks
  • Safe storage of equipment

Both City & Guilds or Lantra Awards assessment are available to undertake.

Course duration: Half Day

Safe use of a Powered Multi Tool

A one or two day integrated training and assessment course to learn the skills to safely maintain and use a multi tool. Please state at the time of booking which attachments you wish to be trained and assessed in.

The course covers:

  • Evaluating risks and hazards
  • Site walk and reporting
  • Emergency procedures
  • Legislation
  • PPE
  • Safe use of equipment
  • Check features for damage
  • Safe disposal of waste
  • Environmental damage and how to prevent it
  • Fuelling

Both City & Guilds or Lantra Awards assessment are available to undertake.

Course duration: One or Two Days

Remote Controlled Machinery

A one or two day integrated training and assessment course to learn the skills to safely maintain and use a remote controlled machine. Please state at the time of booking which attachments you wish to be trained and assessed in.

The course covers:

  • Site walk and risk assessment
  • Health and safety legislation
  • PPE
  • Fuel requirements
  • Guarding requirements
  • Controls and functions in accordance to operators manual
  • Pre-use checks
  • Refuelling the mower
  • Safety precautions
  • Maintaining and cleaning equipment

Course duration: One or Two Days

Refresher courses

We run Lantra Awards accredited refresher courses, as well as bespoke refresher courses.

Please contact us via our contact page for further details, or fill in the form below.

Course duration varies dependant on course content.

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