Strimmers and Brush cutter Operations

Civil Skills Plus
In Montacute

Price on request
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Important information

Typology Course
Location Montacute
Duration 2 Days
  • Course
  • Montacute
  • Duration:
    2 Days

To ensure the candidate is competent in the safe handling and operation of a brushcutter.
Suitable for: Anybody operating a brush cutter and needs to prove competence in the handling of these potentially dangerous machines. This can include agriculture, horticulture, equine, utility companies, forestry, amenity etc.


Where and when

Starts Location
On request
Windmill Farm, TA15 6UT, Somerset, England
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Starts On request
Windmill Farm, TA15 6UT, Somerset, England
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Frequent Asked Questions

· Requirements

Serviceable brush cutter, operator’s manual, pen and notepaper, rigger gloves, face visor, ear defenders, steel toe capped boots, working trousers adequate to protect legs against flying debris (to EN166) and nylon and brush cutter head. NB - the wearing of adequate personal protective equipment is insisted upon by the Health & Safety Executive and must be worn on this course.


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17th Edition Full

Mike Thorne
5.0 18/06/2010
What I would highlight: Very good all round, friendly staff and very nice location. Generally a very good place to learn i will be returning for certain. 9/10
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Course programme

Strimmers and Brush cutter Operations

Training Method

Practical training with knowledge delivered through course notes.

Course Content:

  • Legal and statutory legislation related to brush cutters
  • Pre-start checks and basic servicing
  • Risk assessments of the machine and the site
  • Recognise and operate all the controls
  • Inspect brush cutter and comment on serviceability
  • Sharpen brush cutter blade
  • Service nylon head
  • Operate the brush cutter on site:
    • Adjust harnesses correctly
    • Operate brush cutter with different techniques
    • Operate brush cutter on various terrains
    • Post operation expectations and reporting defects.

Course Duration:

  • 2 day - Novice Operators
  • 1 Day - Tuition, Assessment.

Progression to: PA2 Ground Crop Sprayer.

Number of Candidates: Maximum number on each course is 6.

Additional information

Payment options: Price Includes: * Training * £70 NPTC / City & Guilds Assessment * Lunch.

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