Battery Powered Equipment

At a Glance

Assessment Type:
Training Only
Delivery Method:
Classroom and practical demonstration and assessment
Course Prerequisites:
Learners are asked to comply with the following requirements: PPE to include protective gloves and safety boots. Operator’s maintenance kit and equipment as per pre-course handout. NB: Instructors have been instructed not to undertake training where learner’s protective equipment does not meet appropriate requirements.

As technology moves on, an increasing number of hand held machines such as chainsaws, leaf blowers and powered pole pruners are battery powered. This add on course is designed to give you the training required in safe use of battery powered equipment.

Overview in brief

You'll need to be confident operating and maintaining small engines to the risk of accidents.

Our course will give you that confidence.

It's ideal if you work in a number of industries, from agriculture to landscaping.

This is a hands-on course that delivers both practical skills and health and safety guidance as well as demonstrating that you and your employer have completed sufficient training to meet the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).

The finer details

This additional module covers the operational requirements of working with Battery Powered Equipment.

The course is a mixture of theory and practical demonstration. 

You'll learn health and safety requirements and how to maintain the power source.

The course is designed to be offered as an addition to other Lantra courses that cover the maintenance and use of hand held equipment such as:

  • Chainsaws
  • Powered pole pruners
  • Hedge trimmers
  • Brushcutters
  • Strimmers
  • Leafblowers.
Who should attend?
Anyone who works with chainsaws and landscape tools.
What will be covered?

By the end of the course, you'll have worked through:

  • Health and safety information
  • How to install a battery
  • How to remove a battery
  • Transport and storage
  • Safe disposal or the battery, battery charger and machine.
  • Maintenance of battery equipment.

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