Horticulture Training Courses

Based in the heart of rural Cheshire, we are passionate about the farming and agriculture community. Our selection of horticulture courses are curated to develop the skills of and reduce the risks to the workers in this vital industry. 

With exposure to dangerous machinery, chemicals, livestock and the effects of bad weather, farm workers carry out their role in a hazardous environment. This makes it even more important to ensure that workers and their supervisors have appropriate training and understand how best to mitigate risks.

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Providing Adequate Health And Safety Through Horticulture Courses

Horticulture training courses keep people safe at work. They also ensure that employers have fulfilled their responsibilities to keep their staff safe from harm, as is required by health and safety law.

Health And Safety Law For Farming And Agriculture

Health And Safety Law For Farming And Agriculture

There are a variety of laws in place which aim to protect those working in the horticulture, agriculture and farming industries. All workers have a right to return home safely and, with farming having one of the highest fatality rates of all industries, it is vital that agriculture workers are adequately trained.

Given the physical nature of these roles, there is also a requirement to make sure that workers are safe from injury due to repetitive or strenuous labour.

Our Agriculture, Farming And Horticulture Courses

At Kentra Training, our courses are designed to ensure that you and your workers can carry out your roles safely. All of our horticulture training sessions cover hazards relating to plants and toxic woods, as well as laws and regulations that are in place to keep people safe.

Our comprehensive courses cover a wide variety of equipment that agriculture, horticulture and farm workers can expect to use on a regular basis…

Agricultural Tractors

Agricultural Tractors

Our Agricultural Tractor Course covers everything you need to know about the safe operation of these machines, including how to conduct necessary safety checks, set up exclusion zones, attach and set trailers and safe storage. It will leave you with all of the skills and knowledge required to use agricultural tractors safely, regardless of your previous level of experience.

All Terrain Vehicles

All Terrain Vehicles

All Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) are extremely useful and versatile vehicles which make travelling around large outdoor sites much easier. However, training is necessary because serious incidents are common with these machines. Our All Terrain Vehicle Course provides comprehensive training in safe usage of these machines, and is suitable for any experience level.

Grass Cutters And Mowers

Grass Cutters And Mowers

Whatever your role in the industry, grass cutters and mowers are convenient machines, making time-consuming jobs much quicker. Our Grass Cutters/Mowers Course covers all you need to do to use them safely and efficiently; helping to avoid both injury to you and damage to the machine. It includes the basics, such as fuelling and starting, and more complex skills.

Hand Held Hedge Trimmers

Hand Held Hedge Trimmers

Hand held hedge trimmers are transportable and nimble machines that make horticulture in tricky spots much easier. However, due to their mobile nature, accidents are possible. Our training course is perfect whether you are brand new to using one or if you want to top up your skills. It covers everything from appropriate personal protective equipment to awareness of working at height.

Strimmers And Brushcutters

Strimmers And Brushcutters

Our Strimmer and Brushcutter Course is the comprehensive training session you need if you want to use these popular and efficient machines. While they have the potential to make your life much easier, they can also be dangerous so appropriate training to understand the correct operation is vital to keep everyone safe.

Woodchippers And Shredders

Woodchippers And Shredders

Available both from our training centre in Middlewich and on-site at your place of work, this course will teach you everything you need to know to operate woodchippers and shredders safely. The course covers everything from health and safety issues to routine maintenance tuition, ensuring that you are confident in their use.

Investing In Farm Health And Safety

We are passionate about keeping people safe, and our courses will make sure that you and your employees are confident in the safe use of farm, agricultural and horticultural equipment. When you invest in training courses, you also invest in the people you work with. This brings a whole host of benefits including a happier, more productive workforce, a reduction in injuries, longer life for equipment and lower insurance premiums.

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