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Artificial surfaces are becoming increasingly popular, particularly in domestic settings.

They're low maintenance and durable, providing the same lush look all year round.

But the installation process is crucial to their quality.

Our course will help artificial grass installers understand best practice in artificial grass installation.

You'll also learn how to select the right grass, drainage solutions and how to carry out routine maintenance.

The finer details

This is an integrated training and assessment course.

You'll learn how to install artificial grass surfaces safely and with confidence.

Understanding all the relevant regulation and safety requirements is key. You'll be taught the need for the correct tools and equipment and how best to maintain a safe working environment.

A certificate of competence will be awarded once you complete the course.

On completion you will be able to apply for your Artificial Grass Installers LISS/CSCS card.

Course sessions:

  • Health and safety/legislation

  •  Environmental working

  • Site/structural considerations

  • Drainage considerations

  • History of artificial grass

  • Types of artificial grass surfaces and applications

  • Tools and equipment

  • Batch matching and installation processes

  • Maintenance and aftercare.

Delivery method

Classroom and practical assessment

Who should attend?

Our two-day novice training course is for anyone employed in the horticulture, landscaping, and grounds maintenance industry that may wish to install an artificial surface.

If you are inexperienced then you may require longer than the stated guide times to fully understand the information and training provided.

Completion of this course will enable you to apply for your blue skilled worker LISS/CSCS card

What will be covered?

By the end of this course, you'll:

  • Understand the legal requirements for safe working with artificial surfaces
  • Be able to provide detail on the history of artificial grass surfaces
  • Be able to describe the various types of artificial grass and application methods
  • Have knowledge of considerations and factors to be taken into account onsite, noting the importance of job risk assessments and points to be raised with the client
  • Have knowledge of considerations to be made in terms of the drainage and tests to carry out to determine the drainage situation on site
  • Be able to select the best tools for the job and identify other equipment used in the trade
  • Be able to describe the batch matching and installation process of artificial surfaces
  • Have knowledge of key maintenance and aftercare information in order to prolong the life of an artificial grass surface
  • Be able to look at ways of working in an environmentally sensitive way to enhance the surrounding, while minimising any harmful and negative effects on the environment.
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