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Safe Use of Trimmer and Brushcutter - LANTRA Awards

LANTRA course with theory and practical training session and assessment covering the skills required to operate brush cutters/ trimmers safely.


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Course Details

Product number: LANTRA_STRIM|1367

To provide delegates with the skills and knowledge required to safely operate and maintain a trimmer and brushcutter. This is a hands-on course that delivers both practical skills and health & safety guidance.

  • Produce a site-specific Risk Assessment for trimmer and brushcutter operations
  • Identify the necessary personal protective equipment required
  • Identify the health and safety features required on a trimmer and brushcutter
  • Detect defects on the equipment and decide which the operator can remedy and which require a service engineer’s attention
  • Carry out correctly all routine maintenance in accordance with the machine manufacturer’s instruction book
  • Prepare the equipment for use with the correct fuel / oil mix
  • Start the trimmer/brushcutter from both hot and cold start in a safe manner
  • Carry out pre-cutting checks
  • State the possible hazards/risks when carrying out maintenance or operational tasks
  • Maintain the trimmer / brushcutter and cutting heads in a safe and efficient working condition
  • Adjust the equipment for safe and comfortable operation
  • Select the correct cutting head for the relevant operating conditions
  • Operate the equipment having regard for the safety of the public, property and environmental factors
  • Organise the site and use a systematic method of working where possible


Any delegate either employed in, or looking to be employed in agriculture, horticulture, landscaping or grounds maintenance, who is or will be required to operate Brushcutters / trimmers.

Due to the nature of the training a minimum level of fitness will be required for specific operations.  Whilst we would not want to disadvantage you as a learner, it is an essential requirement.

Upon successful completion of the course delegates will receive a LANTRA accredited certificate. City & Guilds Registration can be arranged at additional cost. For the City & Guilds certificate an additional exam will need to be completed which will be arranged during the training. There will be an additional cost for this certificate.

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