Hand Held Hedge Trimmer training course

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Kentra can provide a Hand Held Hedge Trimmer training course, for novice candidates through to experienced operators and the course registered by ourselves or with an awarding body if required.


Novice: 4 Candidates: 1 Instructor, Duration: 1-2 Days

Refresher and Test: 4 Candidates: 1 Instructor, Duration: 1 Day

Experienced Worker Tests (EWT): 6 Candidates: 1 Instructor: 1 Day

It is envisaged at the end of the hand held hedge trimmer course, that the operator will be able to operate a hand held hedge trimmer safely.

Course Content
Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 1998, LOLER 1998 and other relevant legislation.
Pre operational checks
Operate – strim a designated length of hedge or bushes, carrying out the work safely and in a logical and methodical manner
End of shift checks

Variations of machine
Electrically powered

Course Requirements
A room for the theory session and a safe area for the practical session, using the hand held hedge trimmer to cut vegetation.

Delegates will be expected to provide their own PPE.

Certification & Validation

This course can be registered with different awarding bodies if required, or simply a Kentra card ~ as a registered training provider we can supply a plastic ID card as proof of training, suitable for the HSE and insurances.

If an awarding body validation is required we will need to notify them prior to the course, so please mention this when booking.
Candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following certifications:

Kentra validation and plastic ID card
NPORS registration and plastic ID card N610 Hedge Trimmer training course

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We can deliver many types of Horticultural courses, if you would like to discuss the different courses please Contact us.

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