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brushcutters-and-strimmersBrushcutter & Trimmer Training : including maintenance, risk assessment and good operational techniques

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 is the course for?

Any person employed in agriculture, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance who is or will be required to operate brushcutters/trimmers. Inexperienced members may require longer than the stated guide times to fully utilise the information supplied.


Lantra Awards or City & Guilds NPTC or NPORS


Two days for novices
One day for experienced operators (Evidence of experience required)

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Safety
  • Protective clothing
  • Components and maintenance
  • Fuelling and starting
  • Testing the safety features
  • Checking the Brushcutter/Trimmer
  • Safe operation in a variety of operating conditions
  • Round up and conclusions

Facilities/Equipment Required

  • Brushcutters/trimmers complying with safety regulations
  • Operator’s instruction books and service manuals for all machinery
  • Notebook and pencil
  • Ear defenders
  • Safety goggles and other protective clothing
  • Fuel in appropriate container for own brushcutter
  • Tool kit for own brushcutter


Training (1 day course) – £180+VAT

Training (2 day course) – £290+VAT

Optional additional NPTC Certification (Independent Assessment) £95

Cancellation Policy

Newlands Training Ltd have the following cancellation policy:

  • 7 working days notice, full fee refund, less administration charge of £25.00
  • 3-7 working days notice, 50% fee refund
  • 1-3 working days notice, 25% fee refund
  • Less than 1 days notice, no refund

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