This one-day leaf blower course is suitable for you if you have a combi tool, a back pack blower or a dedicated machine.

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

  • produce a site-specific risk assessment for blower operations
  • identify the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required
  • identify the health and safety features required on a blower
  • identify defects on a blower 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 information and/or this workbook
  • prepare the blower for use with the correct fuel/oil mix
  • start the blower from both hot and cold start in a safe manner
  • state the possible hazards/risks when carrying out maintenance or operational tasks
  • maintain the blower in a safe and efficient working condition
  • adjust the blower for safe and comfortable operation where a harness is used
  • operate the blower in a safe manner, having regard for the safety of the public, property and environmental factors

The finer details

This is an integrated training and assessment course. You'll learn to use the leaf blower safely and with confidence. 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 blower operations
  2. Additional maintenance of a leaf blower
  3. Operating the blower
  4. Clearing the site and machine checks.