Hand Held Hedge Trimmers 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 Hand Held Hedge Trimmers to keep themselves and others safe. The aim of the Hand Held Hedge Trimmers training is to provide the user with the knowledge and the practical skill set to approach Hand Held Hedge Trimmer operations logically, methodically and safely.
There is a wide range of Hand Held Hedge Trimmers 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 Hand Held Hedge Trimmers;
State the Health & Safety requirements of operating hedge cutters
Correctly adjust and prepare the machine for cutting according to manufacturer’s /employer specification.
Select appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).
Identify and understand the function of all instruments and controls.
Adjust any guards and ensure they are all fitted before operation.
Operate cutting equipment in a safe and efficient manner.
Undertake daily and weekly maintenance procedures
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 Hedge Trimmers.