Award in the Safe Use of Leaf blowers 14-24

Leaf blowers are used by many professionals within the land-based sector. For anyone who needs to remove debris, dead leaves, wood chip etc from an area. So those employed in grounds maintenance, landscaping, arborists, forestry, railways, councils, highways.

They are also becoming an invaluable tool to gamekeepers for controlling the flames during heather burning, less intensive on the body and an ability to control the flames far more effectively.

Handheld or back pack versions available this qualification covers them both, ensuring your keeping in line with health and safety legislation in particular PUWER regulations.

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Award in the Safe Use of Leaf blowers 14-24 City and Guilds NPTC Level 2.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course you should be able to:

  1. Know how to carry out a risk assessment.
  2. Know the current health and safety legislation and environmental good practice that underpins leaf blower operations.
  3. Know the appropriate PPE for the use of the leaf blower.
  4. Demonstrate how to check and maintain the leaf blower.
  5. Demonstrate how to operate a leaf blower.
  6. Know how to carry out post-operative checks.
  7. Know how to clean and appropriately store a leaf blower.

Training fee £100 +VAT = £120 per person
Assessment plus City and Guilds registration fee £52 per person

Total £174 per person

All fees are payable upon booking.

You will require:
1) Coveralls.
2) Safety footwear.
3) Gloves.
4) Helmet with visor and ear defenders.

The rest of the equipment will be provided by us.
Please get in touch with us if you wish to use your own equipment and machinery to discuss suitability.

Half a day integrated training and assessment method (all training and assessment is carried out in the same day).

Award in the Safe Use of Leaf blowers 14-24 City and Guilds NPTC Level 2.

12th December 2018

7th February 2019

3rd April 2019

15th May 2019

6th June 2019

9th July 2019

29th August 2019

11th September 2019

If you have a group of people please get in touch to discuss alternative dates.

Do you need a refresher? HSE advises that you complete a refresher every 5 years, although some insurance companies state every 3 years. We can help. We tend to run the courses when we have four people requiring the same units for refreshing, if you get in touch we can add you to the list and let you know when the next refresher date is planned for.

Equally if you have a group of people we can put a date together just for you.

Safe Use of Leaf Blowers – half day refresher £60 +VAT = £72 per person

You will receive a Lowe Maintenance certificate of completion.

Don’t need a qualification? Your insurance company are happy for formal training only? Then we can help. We can carry out formal training with no accredited assessment.

One day, training fee £100 +VAT = £120 per person.

You will receive a Lowe Maintenance Certificate of Completion.

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