Become a master in the operation and maintenance of up to four landscape tool machine types, both battery and petrol operated machines, with our two-day landscape tools multi-tool course.

The duration of the course may depend on the machinery chosen. 
For example, brushcutters, hedgetrimmers and leaf blowers.
Please ask about the machines you wish to cover. 

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By the end of this course, you'll be able to:

  • Produce a site-specific risk assessment for landscape tool operations
  • Understand current legislation, regulations and industry guidance
  • Identify the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required
  • Identify the health and safety features required on your landscape tool
  • Identify defects on a landscape tool and cutting equipment and decide which the operator can remedy, and which require a service engineer's attention
  • Correctly carry out all routine maintenance in accordance with the machine manufacturer's operator's manual (MOM) and/or this course
  • Prepare the landscape tool for use with the correct fuel/oil mix
  • Start the landscape tool from both hot and cold starts in a safe manner
  • Carry out pre-start checksState the possible hazards/risks when carrying out maintenance or operational tasks
  • Maintain the landscape tool and relevant cutting heads in a safe and efficient working condition
  • Adjust the landscape tool for safe and comfortable operation
  • Select the correct cutting head for the relevant operating conditions
  • Operate the landscape tool in a safe manner having regard for the safety of the public, the property and environmental factors
  • Install, remove, transport and store a battery
  • Safely dispose of the battery, battery charger and machineCarry out maintenance of battery equipment
  • Clear the site correctly and professionally
  • Carry out the relevant checks on the machine after use
  • Store and transport the landscape tool safely and correctly.

The finer details

This is an integrated training and assessment course. You'll learn to use a variety landscape tools safely and with confidence. You'll also learn how to optimise performance and carry out routine maintenance.

Understanding all the relevant regulation and safety requirements is key. You'll be taught the need for the correct protective clothing and how best to maintain a safe working environment.

A certificate of competence will be awarded once you complete the course.

Course sessions:

  1. Prepare for machine operations
  2. Maintaining the machines
  3. Operating the machinesBattery operated machines
  4. Clearing the site and machine checks

Delivery method: Classroom and practical demonstration.