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Award in Safe Use of Brushcutters and Trimmers

City and Guilds / NPTC Level 2

(Integrated assessment 14-21)

Safe Use of Brushcutter and trimmers (integrated assessment 14-21)

This qualification is ideal for those who use a brushcutter or strimmer. If you work in agriculture, horticulture grounds maintenance, forestry, game keeping, etc. You may well need some level of formal training to cover your insurance requirements.

The course covers: the use of of brush-cutters or trimmers; pre-use checks and maintenance; identification of controls and instruments operating the machine to cut or trim to the capacity of the machine.

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Award in Safe Use of Brushcutters and Trimmers City & 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 health and safety legislation that underpins trimmer and brushcutter operations.
3) Know the appropriate PPE the trimmer and brushcutter operations.
4) Know the health and safety features of the equipment being used.
5) Know how to maintain the trimmer / brushcutter.
6) Understand different operating techniques.
7) Know how to store equipment safely and appropriately.

Training fee £150 +VAT = £180 per person
Assessment plus City and Guilds registration fee £52 per person (no VAT).

Total £232 per person.

If you require independent assessment
Assessment plus City and Guilds registration fee £127 per person (no VAT).

All fees are payable upon booking.

You will require:
1) Coveralls.
2) Safety footwear.

All other PPE and equipment can be supplied by Lowe Maintenance at no extra cost, under the proviso that any damages and / or losses are replaced by the candidate.

Please get in touch with us if you wish to use your own equipment and machinery to check its suitability.

One extended day due to the integrated training and assessment method (all training and assessment is carried out in the same day).

Award in Safe Use of Brushcutters and Trimmers City & Guilds NPTC Level 2.

17th August 2018

31st August 2018

14th September 2018

9th October 2018

9th November 2018

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 Brushcutters and Trimmers – one day refresher £100 +VAT = £120 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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