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Safe Use of Trimmer and Brushcutter - LANTRA Awards

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Course Description

To provide delegates with a full working knowledge of the equipment to be able to prepare it for use, carry out operations safely and effectively and maintain it in good working order.

To provide delegates with a full working knowledge of the equipment to be able to prepare it for use, carry out operations safely and effectively and maintain it in good working order.

Course Content

Upon completing the LANTRA Awards Brush cutters/Trimmers Maintenance and Operations training course you will be able to:

  • State and comply with safety and legal requirements of a brush cutter/trimmer, with an emphasis on safe practices, warning signs and guards
  • State and identify the correct protective clothing to wear and the standards required
  • Perform routine maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer's handbook
  • Identify faults and defects on a brush cutter/trimmer and decide which the operator can easily remedy, and which should be referred to a specialist engineer
  • Identify which cutting head to select for the relevant operating conditions
  • Carry out fuel mixing correctly and be able to start the brush cutter/trimmer from both a hot and cold condition in a safe manner
  • Operate the brush cutter/trimmer in a safe manner having regard for the safety of themselves, the public, property and environmental factors
  • Plan systematic working operations
  • Use the manufacturer's instruction book and parts list

Course Sessions:

  • Safety and risk assessment
  • HSE legislation
  • Protective clothing
  • Components and maintenance
  • Practical maintenance
  • Fuelling and starting
  • Testing the safety features
  • Checking balance of the brush cutter/trimmer
  • Safe operation

Upon completing the LANTRA Awards Brush cutters/Trimmers Maintenance and Operations training course you will be able to: State and comply with safety and legal requirements of a brush cutter/trimmer, with an emphasis on safe practices, warning signs and guards State and identify the correct protective clothing to wear and the standards required Perform...

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Entry Requirements

This course is suitable for any delegates employed in agriculture, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance who is or will be required to operate Brush cutters/Trimmers.

This course is suitable for any delegates employed in agriculture, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance who is or will be required to operate Brush cutters/Trimmers.

Additional Information

The most widely recognised qualification in groundcare. You also have the option to register for City and Guilds assessment. Please speak to a HSS colleague who will be happy to answer any questions.

 

The most widely recognised qualification in groundcare. You also have the option to register for City and Guilds assessment. Please speak to a HSS colleague who will be happy to answer any questions.

 

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