Prepare for brushcutter/trimmer operations
Battery operated machines
Operating the brushcutter/trimmer
Clearing the site and machine checks
You will be taught using a mix of theory and practical and assessment is integrated into the course.
This is a short course – 2 days of training with integrated assessment.
This course will take place between 9am-5pm. Days dependent on booking availability.
By the end of this course, you'll be able to:
Produce a site-specific risk assessment for brushcutter/trimmer operations
Identify the necessary personal protective equipment (PPE) required
Identify the health and safety features required on a brushcutter/trimmer
Identify defects on the equipment 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 instruction book
Prepare the equipment for use with the correct fuel/oil mix
Start the brushcutter/trimmer 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 brushcutter/trimmer and cutting heads in a safe and efficient working condition
Adjust the brushcutter/trimmer 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 are the largest further education provider in Northumberland with campuses throughout the county.
Our student transport scheme is available for eligible students to make getting to and from college as easy as possible.
Our extensive re-development programme will create outstanding new facilities.