Ride-On Mowers

At a Glance

Delivery Method:
Classroom and practical demonstration
The expected duration for the course is one day, however please note this may vary according to factors such as level of experience, modules or attachments selected, or the ratio of instructors to learners.

Build your skills with our ride-on mowers course for learners.

Overview in brief

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.

The finer details

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.

Course sessions:

  • Legislation

  • General safety

  • Risk assessment

  • Hydrostatic drive

  • Cutting mechanisms

  • Controls and equipment

  • Daily checks

  • Safe methods of operation

  • Working on slopes

  • Transportation

  • Driving on public roads

  • Safety with fuel


Who should attend?

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.

What will be covered?

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)




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