Lantra Awards Technical Award in Brushcutters/Trimmers - Maintenance and Operation (Refresher)

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Summary / introduction: 
Our Brushcutters/Trimmers integrated training and assessment course has experienced instructors who will make sure that you use the trimmer safely and with confidence, and that you understand the relevant regulations and safety requirements. Once you have successfully carried out this course you will receive a certificate of training for Brushcutters/Trimmers.
Target audience: 

Our one day training course in brushcutter/trimmer is available to you if you are a more experienced operator, and will provide you with the opportunity to update and practice your skills and gain certification. This course is physical so you must be fit and able to carry out the tasks required in the course programme. Our course is suited to people who are employed in agriculture, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance industries.


Brushcutters/trimmers are capable of good work rates in awkward terrain/situations, but they also have the potential of being one of the most dangerous machines. All operators must be aware of the need for correct protective clothing, correct maintenance and the observance of safe operating procedures. Environmental factors must also be observed in the modern day working environment. This course gives the reasons for the safety considerations, guidance on how best to maintain a safe working environment, and an understanding of the ways to optimise work rate.

Product objectives: 

Upon completing the Lantra Awards Brushcutters/ Trimmers Maintenance and Operations training course you will be able to:

  • State and comply with safety and legal requirements of a brushcutter/trimmer, with an emphasis on safe practices, warning signs and guards.
  • State and identify the correct protective clothing to wear and the standards required.
  • Perform routine maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s handbook.
  • Identify faults and defects on a brushcutter/trimmer and decide which the operator can easily remedy, and which should be referred to a specialist engineer.
  • Identify which cutting head to select for the relevant operating conditions.
  • Carry out fuel mixing correctly and be able to start the brushcutter/trimmer from both a hot and a cold condition in a safe manner.
  • Operate the brushcutter/trimmer in a safe manner having regard for the safety of themselves, the public, property and environmental factors.
  • Plan systematic working operations.
  • Use the manufacturer’s instruction book and parts list.

Course sessions:

  • Safety and risk assessment
  • HSE legislation
  • Protective clothing
  • Components and maintenance
  • Practical maintenance
  • Fuelling and starting
  • Testing the safety features
  • Checking balance of the brushcutter/trimmer
  • Safe operation
Course / product type: 
Integrated Training & Assessment
Assessment type: 
Internal assessment and external verification
Course / product delivery: 
Theory and practical based
1 Day
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Horticulture, Landscape & Sports Turf
Brushcutters, Trimmers and Clearing Saws