Brushcutter / Trimmer

Brushcutter / Trimmer Courses – Novice & Experienced Operators

Instruction in maintaining and operating brushcutters and trimmers.


Course Outline

maintenance (engine, drive system and gear head)
selecting the appropriate cutting head
maintaining and fitting the cutting head
correct personal protective clothing
adjusting the machine and harness
inspecting the site and identifying hazards
environmental considerations
starting the machine
cutting a test area
after-care and safe transportation


Training is a legal requirement.


The Provision and Use of work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER) require employers to provide adequate training to ensure that chainsaws and related equipment are operated only by employees who have received appropriate training.


On the last day of the course the trainee is assessed and on achieving the required standard, will be awarded a Lantra integrated training and assessment certificate. The trainee can also take an NPTC assessment (held on a separate day). To see the NPTC leaner guide and assessment schedule for this qualification please click here


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