Brush Cutter and Strimmer Training

Brush cutters and large trimmers are used for cutting roadside grass in large areas, and are often heavy enough to require two hands to operate. Some are even fitted with a harness enabling the user’s torso to bear some of the weight. Large trimmers are often referred to as brush cutters. Brushcutters are usually made so that a metal or nylon blades can be fitted instead of the “string line”. Most machines will also have interchangeable attachments.

A metal/nylon blade enables cutting heavier woody brush etc. A strimmer is a tool which uses a flexible monofilament line instead of a blade for cutting grass and plants near fences, walls, paths or on steep or irregular terrain. It consists of a cutting head at the end of a long shaft with a handle or handles and sometimes a shoulder strap (harness).

In recent years, manufacturers have started fitting hedge trimmers. Brush cutters and strimmers can be very dangerous tools, and should only be operated with due regard to safety instructions. The rotating heads even with cord can be powerful enough to strip flesh to the bone.

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Brush cutter and strimmer training

Brush cutters and strimmers are potentially dangerous machines which can cause major injuries when not used correctly. It is essential that anyone who is using a brush cutter and strimmer at work should receive adequate training and be competent in using a brush cutter and strimmer for the type of work that they are required to do.

The brush cutter and strimmer training course provides candidates with the knowledge and skills to understand their legal requirements and enable them to use a brush cutter and strimmer safely, following the procedures when operating the equipment in the workplace.

After successfully completing a brush cutter and strimmer training course; candidates can complete an assessment in brush cutter and strimmer operation. All candidates will be trained and tested by one of our fully accredited, expert brush cutter and strimmer training instructors. Brush cutter and strimmer training duration is 1 day.

Course Delegates

Brush cutter and strimmer training courses are designed mainly for operatives and supervisors who are assigned responsibility to operate/supervise brush cutters and strimmers on site.

Course Content

There is no substitute for thorough Brush cutter and strimmer training. brush cutter and strimmer training is designed to cover:

  • Safety when using a brush cutter and strimmer
  • Operator responsibilities
  • Good practice
  • Awareness of hazardous situations
  • How to avoid risk-taking
  • Ways to reduce brush cutter and strimmer injuries
  • The effects of impact by a brush cutter/strimmer
  • Legal and company requirements
  • Equipment sympathy
  • Usage of adequate PPE (personal protective equipment)
  • Refuelling
  • Machine and harness adjustments
  • Pre-use checks
  • Blade and cord changing
  • Safe use of the equipment
  • Exclusion zones
  • Placing the brush cutter and strimmer in an out-of-service condition, so to secure the equipment
  • Cleaning the equipment after use

The brush cutter and strimmer training course provides the candidate with the skills and knowledge they require to successfully achieve the standards set in the brush cutter and strimmer assessment.

Course Outcome

At the end of the brush cutter and strimmer training course the candidate should have a good understanding of:

  • How to promote safety when using a brush cutter and strimmer
  • Operator responsibilities
  • Good practice
  • Why we raise awareness of hazardous situations
  • Why we avoid risk-taking
  • Brush cutter and strimmer injuries
  • Effects of impact by the brush cutter/strimmer
  • Legal and company requirements
  • Equipment sympathy and capabilities
  • Personal protective equipment and why we use it
  • Why we carry out pre-use checks and the checks we must do
  • Safe use of the equipment
  • Why we need exclusion zones
  • How to place the brush cutter and strimmer in an out-of-service condition, to secure the equipment
  • Why we clean the equipment after use

At the end of the brush cutter and strimmer training course, the candidate should be able to achieve the required standards expected of the theory and practical assessment. If the candidate achieves the required standards, he/she will be awarded a certificate of basic training.

Legality

A brush cutter and strimmer course covers the following legislation:

Health and Safety At Work Act 1974
(PUWER) Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
(PPE) Personal Protective Equipment Regulations

Operators and supervisors will have a good understanding of the equipment that applies to the safe operation and use of a brush cutter and strimmer. Additionally, they will understand the accessories used, inspections, the need to keep a record of the checks carried out by the brush cutter and strimmer operator how to use the brush cutter and strimmer to manufacturer instructions/recommendations.

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