Safe Use of Brush Cutters and Trimmers NPTC / City and Guilds - 5 February 2019

Safe Use of Brush Cutters and Trimmers NPTC / City and Guilds - 5 February 2019

Yorkshire North East

  • 5 February 2019

18 Duke Street, Settle, North Yorkshire, BD24 9DN

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One day integrated training and assessment covering pre use checks, maintenance and safe use. Ideal for those in industries such as horticultural, landscaping, grounds maintenance sectors.

  • Description

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

    The course covers the use 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.

    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.


    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 Lowe Maintenance 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 on the same day).


    For more information contact: or call 01729 825132, alternatively visit Lowe Maintenance website