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Maintenence and safe use of brush cutters and strimmers

1 or 2 Day Course, depending on experience

Course Objectives

  • State and comply with safety and legal requirements of a brushcutter/trimmer, with an emphasis on safe practices, warning signs and guards.
  • 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 and decide which the operator can easily remedy, and which should be referred to a specialist engineer.
  • 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 having regard for the safety of themselves, the public, property and environmental factors.
  • Plan systematic working operations.
  • Use the manufacturer's instruction book and parts list.

NB: The use of the manufacturer's instruction book is stressed at all times to ensure maintenance and adjustments are carried out to manufacturer's recommendations.

Who are the courses for?

Any person employed in:

  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Landscaping and grounds maintenance

who are or will be required to operate brushcutters/trimmers. Inexperienced members may require longer than the stated guide times to fully utilise the information supplied.