Brush Cutters & Trimmers

Brush Cutters & Trimmers

Who is the course for?

Anyone employed in arboriculture, forestry, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance who is required to operate Brush Cutters.


To enable course members to:

  • State and comply with safety and legal requirements of a brushcutter/trimmer, with the emphasis on safe practices, warning signs and guards
  • State and identify the correct PPE and standards required.
  • Perform routine maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s handbook
  • Identify faults and defects and identify which can be easily remedied by the operator and which should be referred to a specialist engineer
  • Identify which cutting head to select for the relevant cutting conditions
  • Carry out fuel mixing correctly and be able to perform hot and cold starts in a safe manner
  • Be able to operate in a safe manner having regard for the operators own safety, the public and environmental factors
  • Plan systematic working operations
  • Use manufacturer’s instruction book and parts list

Course Details:

An Integrated training and assessment (ITA) only.

1 day refresher for experienced operators who already hold a Lantra qualification or who can verify they have had minimum of 2 years’ experience.   Maximum of 6 trainees per course.

2 day course for novices.

Certification gained: Lantra Certificate of Competence, valid for 5 years.

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