Hand Held Machinery > Leaf Blowers

Cost

Price on enquiry

Accreditation

Lantra

Duration

1-day

Course Code

33553

Assessment

Practical assessment/demonstration/assignment

The leaf blower is the go-to machine for many working in horticulture, arboriculture and forestry. This Lantra accredited course is suitable for you if you have a combi tool, a back pack blower or a dedicated machine. It will teach you the skills to operate a leaf blower safely and efficiently. You'll also learn about maintenance specific to a blower, to help keep the machine in tip-top condition. Understanding all the relevant regulation and safety requirements is key. You'll be taught the need for the correct protective clothing and how best to maintain a safe working environment.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:
  • produce a site-specific risk assessment for blower operations
  • identify the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required
  • identify the health and safety features required on a blower
  • identify defects on a blower and decide which the operator can remedy and which require a service engineer’s attention
  • correctly carry out all routine maintenance in accordance with the machine manufacturer’s information
  • prepare the blower for use with the correct fuel/oil mix
  • start the blower from both hot and cold start in a safe manner
  • state the possible hazards/risks when carrying out maintenance or operational tasks
  • maintain the blower in a safe and efficient working condition
  • adjust the blower for safe and comfortable operation where a harness is used
  • operate the blower in a safe manner, having regard for the safety of the public, property
    and environmental factors
This is an integrated training and assessment course. A certificate of competence is awarded on completion.
We also offer an additional module for battery powered equipment. 

Suitable For:

Anyone working in horticulture, arboriculture, forestry, grounds maintenance or estates management who is required to use any type of leaf blower.

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