Hand Held Machinery > Safe Use of Brushcutters and Trimmers

Safe Use Of Brushcutters And Trimmers

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1-day or 2-days

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Integrated Assessment - Practical test with one-to-one verbal questioning

Brushcutters and trimmers are popular tools across the agriculture, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance industries. They save time and work efficiently in tricky terrains and situations, but they also have the potential to be one of the most dangerous machines in common use. This Lantra accredited training course helps novice users recognise and reduce those dangers. You will learn how to optimise performance and carry out routine maintenance. You will be able to use the trimmer (strimmer) safely and with confidence, understanding the relevant regulations and safety requirements. It covers pre-use checks and maintenance, identification of controls and instruments, and operating the machine to cut or trim to the capacity of the machine.

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Produce a site-specific risk assessment for trimmer and brushcutter operations
  • Identify the necessary personal protective equipment required
  • Identify the health and safety features required on a trimmer and brushcutter
  • Detect defects on the equipment and decide which the operator can remedy and which
    require a service engineer’s attention
  • Carry out correctly all routine maintenance in accordance with the machine
    manufacturer’s instruction book
  • Prepare the equipment for use with the correct fuel/oil mix
  • Start the trimmer/brushcutter from both hot and cold start in a safe manner
  • Carry out pre-cutting checks
  • State the possible hazards/risks when carrying out maintenance or operational tasks
  • Maintain the trimmer/brushcutter and cutting heads in a safe and efficient working
  • Adjust the equipment for safe and comfortable operation
  • Select the correct cutting head for the relevant operating conditions
  • Operate the equipment having regard for the safety of the
    public, property and environmental factors
  • Organise the site and use a systematic method of working
    where possible.

We also offer an additional module for battery-powered hand held equipment. This course is available as part of Lantra's new Landscape Tools Multi-tool course which covers both petrol and battery powered handheld equipment.

Available For:

On-site to groups, email info@groundstraining.com for a quotation stating how many people you anticipate will attend.

Suitable For:

Anyone employed in the agriculture, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance industries that currently operates, or will be required to operate, a brushcutter and/or trimmer.


Tel: 01865 509 510
Email: info@groundstraining.com
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