Kentra can provide a Brush Cutter and Strimmer 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 Test (EWT): 6 Candidates: 1 Instructor: 1 Day
On completion of the course those attending should be able to:
Safely use and maintain a range of machines with various blades and attachments for the strimmer and brush cutter
We also cover in our presentation the hazards associated with various plants and toxic woods, which the candidates may come into contact with during their work.
Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 1998, LOLER 1998 and other relevant legislation.
Pre start checks and basic maintenance
Operate ~ Strim a designated path of grass or weeks, change blade or strimmer cord as necessary
End of shift procedures
Variations of machine
Petrol driven strimmer
Electrically powered strimmer
Petrol driven brush cutter
A room for the theory session and a safe area for the practical session, using the strimmer or brush cutter 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 N605 Strimmer training course
We can provide a combination of the horticulture courses for experienced operators, if this is something of interest just give us a call on 01606 832 556 to discuss the options or just drop us a line via email – here’s a link to our Contact us page.