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    Did you know that CITB registered SME employers with up to 99 employees can apply for funding of up to £10,000 to cover the cost of their short duration courses? This includes any Site Safety Plus courses. Employers can submit one claim every 12 months.

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    CITB Approved Training Organisation (ATO)

    As a CITB Approved Training Organisation, as well as the automatic claims for CPCS courses and NVQ's, we can now claim on your behalf for NPORS and In-house courses. The rates are tiered in the same way the CPCS courses are. For more information give one of our sales team a call on 01189700200 or...

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Brush Cutter Safety

Brush cutter operator

Course Objectives:

The course is designed to show delegates how to:

  • Recognise the health and safety features for Brush Cutters
  • Correctly carry out all routine maintenance in accordance with the machine manufacturer’s instructions
  • Select correct PPE
  • Prepare the equipment for start from both hot and cold conditions
  • Complete pre-cutting checks
  • Identify hazards and risks of carrying out maintenance or operational tasks
  • Maintain the trimmer and cutting heads
  • Adjust the trimmer for safe and comfortable operation
  • Select the correct cutting head for different operating conditions
  • Operate the trimmer in a safe manner with regard for the safety of the public, for property and for environmental factors
  • Organise the site and use a systematic method of working

Course Content:

On completion of this course delegates will have covered and understood the following:

  • HSE legislation and safety guidelines
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Health and safety features of a trimmer
  • Power unit maintenance
  • Fitting the different cutting attachments
  • Harness adjustment and fuel
  • Starting the trimmer and pre-cutting tests
  • Precautions for site preparation and trimmer operations
  • Trimmer operation
  • Clearing the site and trimmer checks

On successful completion of the course delegates will receive a certificate of attendance.

Who Should Attend?

This course is aimed at people working in agriculture, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance.

Duration: 

½ – 1 Day

BRUSH CUTTER SAFETY (1 DAY) - VENUE: READING/ON-SITE

Any Date, 1 weeks notice as a minimum.

£POA p/p *Available CITB Grant = £61.00p/p

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