Select tab


This course covers basic maintenance of the machine, safe operation, site assessment and environmental factors.

Hand Held and Back Pack Blowers (to include vacuum blowers)

Delivery method

Theory and Practical

Recognised by

Lantra Awards

Who should attend?

Anyone who operates a blower, particularly in public area settings.

What will be covered?

By the end of the course, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify & minimise H&S risks
  • Carry out daily checks & maintenance of the machine
  • Blow/vacuum a test area safely
  • Assess the suitability of the machine for the site
  • Have regard to sloping sites & environmental conditions
  • Adopt clear & appropriate communication e.g. signing & guarding
  • Have regard to the risks/issues when working close to highways, footpaths & exposed sites
  • Be aware of the risks/issues involved with lone working
  • Have regard for environmental considerations & H&S e.g. noise levels, risk of contamination, catchment areas, air pollution & dusts.
Search for providers near you

If there are no suitable courses listed above, please fill in the details below and this will display a list of other course providers who also deliver this course.