1/2 Day - 1 Day depending on experience

Brushcutters are widely used in the grounds maintenance industry due to their versatility and perceived ease of use. However it is essential that operators are aware of the safety features present on Brushcutters to keep themselves and others safe. The aim of the Brushcutters training is to provide the user with the knowledge and the practical skill set to approach Brushcutters operations logically, methodically and safely.

There is a wide range of Brushcutters in use today, and if they are used correctly and maintained properly then they should pose very little risk to you or to anyone that is near to the machine. Sometimes accidents can happen, normally for very simple reasons, and that is why training is always important.

Course Outline Brushcutter/Strimmer;

  • State and comply with safety and legal requirements of a brushcutter/strimmer, with an emphasis on safe practices, warning signs and guards
  • State and identify the correct protective clothing to wear and the standards required
  • Identify faults and defects on a brushcutter/strimmer 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 and the differences between a brushcutter and a strimmer
  • Carry out fuel mixing correctly and be able to start the brushcutter/strimmer from both a hot and a cold condition in a safe manner
  • Operate the brushcutter/strimmer 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.

What do I get if I complete the course?

On successful completion of the course delegates will be awarded a certificate of training in the safe use and operation of Brushcutters.

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