Operator Training – Powered Hand Tools
Course Information  
Endorsement Cutting Edge Training, City & Guilds NPTC or Lantra Awards

1 Day
[Plus independent assessment (approx 1½ hours), as required]

Cost POA
Location Ipswich (or at your location on dates to suit you) **
Date & Time Please contact us to discuss
Max No of Delegates 4 or 6 (depending on Endorsement Body selected)

Course Objectives

By the end of the course the delegate will be up to date and properly equipped with the knowledge, skills and resources to be able to operate powered hand tools in a Safe and Productive way (and for a successful assessment, as required). These tools include Trimmers, Brushcutters, Hedge Trimmers and Blowers.

Course Content

    • Identify the risks associated with the use of powered hand tools, as well as hazards specific to the site and task
    • Select appropriate Personal Protective Equipment
    • Identify and understand the function of all controls and safety decals
    • Carry out daily checks as indicated in the operators manual
    • Carry out pre-start checks
    • Identify and report any faults
    • Assessing terrain and manoeuvring procedures
    • Start up and safe stop of the tools
    • Correct and safe operation
    • Legal & practical requirements for working near the public road
    • Sharpening of blades and cutting systems
    • Perform cleaning and post-operation inspection and maintenance
    • Safe refuelling & procedures with flammable liquids
    • Assessment - as required, approximately 1½  hour of assessment to show:
      • Safe preparation, operation & handling of the sit-astride ATV
      • Selection & safe use of personal protective equipment
      • Operating and complying with legal requirements
    Who should attend?

    Suited for anyone to whom the regulations apply; anyone required to operate a Powered Handheld Tool, such as Trimmers, Brushcutters, Hedge Trimmers and Blowers, as part of their work. This would include novice and experienced operators who require certification on their skills updating.

**Also available at your location on dates to suit you. Please contact us to discuss.