Build your skills with our ride-on mowers course for learners.
A wide range of mowers are used across horticultural and landscape businesses.
With proper training, most pose little risk to either the user or anyone near to the machine.
Our course will give you that training, ensuring you can operate a ride-on mower safely and efficiently.
Once you've successfully completed the course, you'll receive a certificate of training.
Our course will give you an insight into both safety awareness and risk assessment.
You'll also run through the machine's capabilities and learn how to maintain the mower.
After that, you'll gain practical experience, including mowing on slopes.
Controls and equipment
Safe methods of operation
Working on slopes
Driving on public roads
Safety with fuel
Our training course will suit anyone employed in agriculture, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance that currently operates, or may be required to operate, a ride-on mower. The duration of the course will depend on how many cutting mechanisms you want to cover.
By the end of the course, you'll be able to:
Identify the risks associated with the use of different types of ride-on mowers
Select appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE)
Identify the controls and components
Carry out daily checks as indicated in the operator’s manual
Carry out pre-start checks
Identify and report any faults
Adjust the cutting mechanism to achieve the required standard
Operate the machine in a safe and competent manner
Perform after-use maintenance
Load and transport the machine (if appropriate)