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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 if the site offers this opportunity for practice.

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

Some Courses are still able to take place during Lockdown 3 – please MAKE CONTACT for current list of training dates and Covid arrangements.


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