Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
Flexible 1 Weeks 2 Part-Time - Day Kirkley Hall Campus Skills & Qualifications Enquire

What’s it all about?

Course sessions:

Prepare for brushcutter/trimmer operations

Brushcutter/trimmer maintenance

Battery operated machines

Operating the brushcutter/trimmer

Clearing the site and machine checks

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

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.


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