Safe Use of Brushcutters and Trimmers City and Guilds / NPTC
Safe Use of Brushcutter and Trimmer January 2020 14-21
One day integrated training and assessment
Training fee £150 +VAT = £180 per person
Assessment plus City and Guilds registration fee £52 no VAT per person
Total £232 per person
This qualification is ideal for you if you use a brushcutter or trimmer in the workplace, industries such as agriculture, horticulture, grounds maintenance, forestry, game keeping, etc.
As part of industry good practice and keeping yourself and others safe in the work place, your insurance may insist on some level of formal training to demonstrate compliance.
If you only require the training and your insurance company are happy with that option please do contact us for more details.
As a professional user of a brushcutter or trimmer this course will help you to appreciate the difference between a domestic and a professional model, the importance of having the right machine for the right job and what safety features are more prevalent for those using a brushcutter for 8 hours a day compared to 30 minutes edging your own lawn.
Another consideration are the differences between face protection a full face clear guard or mesh visor and safety glasses, this choice is dependant on which cutting head your using and this will be explained fully as part of the course, where you’ll also demonstrate your understanding through wearing the correct PPE at all times.
In this brushcutter and trimmer January 2020 course you will cover:
- pre-use checks and maintenance;
- correct PPE equipment (personal protective equipment);
- risk assessment;
- identification of controls and instruments;
- the right guard for the right cutting head;
- operating the machine;
- to cut or trim to the capacity of the machine.