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Ride-on Mowers

This 1 day course will give you the training to ensure you can operate a ride-on mower safely and efficiently. A mix of theory and practical you will cover such as safety awareness and risk assessments, mower maintenance and use, including mowing on slopes.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the risks associated with the use different types of ride-on mowers
  • Select appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
  • Identify and understand the function of all instruments and controls
  • Carry out daily checks as indicated in the operators manual
  • Carry out pre-start checks
  • Identify and report any faults
  • Adjust the cutting mechanism to achieve the required standard
  • Operate the machine in a safe and competent manner
  • Perform after-use maintenance
  • Understand requirements for travelling on the public road
  • Be able to load and transport the machine (if appropriate)

Who is the course for?

Anyone employed in agriculture, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance who are currently required to operate a ride-on mower as part of their work. This would include novice and experienced operators who require their skills updating, with certification.


Lantra Awards or NPORS Certificate


Suggest 1 day (none drivers or complete novices may need 2 days)

(Cylinder or Rotary & Flail, Reciprocating Knife or other variants)

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Legislation
  • General safety code
  • Risk assessment
  • Types of cutting mechanisms
  • Controls and instruments
  • Daily & Pre-use checks
  • Starting and stopping
  • Safe methods of operation
  • Working on slopes
  • Transportation
  • Driving on the road

Facilities/Equipment Required

Appropriate PPE including Safety Boots


Ideally, this course would be run at our Client’s premises with suitable ground nearby for operating which, if possible includes a suitable wash-off area.


1 day course £450 + VAT  for 2 people

and an additional £25 + VAT per person for assessments and certification

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

Newlands Training

Current Status

We are now offering courses with reduced numbers and strict distancing arrangements – please make contact for course dates.

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