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Brushcutter / Strimmer Operations Training Course

A course covering maintenance, cutting mechanisms and safe working practices. This course is relevant to many areas of land-based work, delivered by friendly instructors helping you take your skills to the next level!

 

  • State and comply with safety and legal requirements of a brushcutter/trimmer
  • State and identify the correct protective clothing to wear and the standards required
  • Perform routine maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s handbook
  • Identify faults and defects on a brushcutter/trimmer
  • Identify which cutting head to select for the relevant operating conditions
  • Carry out fuel mixing correctly and be able to start the brushcutter/trimmer from both a hot and a cold condition in a safe manner
  • Operate the brushcutter/trimmer in a safe manner
  • Plan systematic working operations
  • Use the manufacturer’s instruction book and parts list

Course sessions:

  • Safety and risk assessment
  • HSE legislation
  • Protective clothing
  • Components and maintenance
  • Practical maintenance
  • Fuelling and starting
  • Testing the safety features
  • Checking balance of the brushcutter/trimmer
  • Safe operation

 

For information on price and course duration, please see our Ground Based Arb and Forestry Courses page.

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