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Lantra Hand Held Hedge Trimmer (1 day)

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Homesteads Farm

Dumbarton Road

Stirling

FK8 3AW

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Our experienced instructors will teach you to use the hedge trimmer safely and with confidence.

About this Event

Hand held hedge trimmers are effective and flexible pieces of equipment. Their mobility makes them versatile but also increases the potential for accidents.

Our one-day course will teach you to use the machine safely and correctly, as well as maintenance specific to the hedge trimmer.

It's ideal if you're looking to update your skills or keep on top of the latest work-based health and safety regulations. It’s worth noting that our course doesn’t cover working at height.

The finer details

Our experienced instructors will teach you to use the hedge trimmer safely and with confidence. You'll be guided through all the health and safety requirements and understand the machine and its capabilities.

You'll then tackle practical, hands-on sessions.

It's an integrated training and assessment course, so you'll receive a certificate of competence once it's completed.

Course sessions:

  • Prepare for hedge trimmer operations
  • Additional maintenance of a hedge trimmer
  • Operating the hedge trimmer
  • Clearing the site and machine checks.

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

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

Instructor’s Details - Willie Johnson has been training for over 25 years specialising in Health and Safety, pesticides, machinery and plant courses. He is involved in the development and auditing of skill based training for Lantra Awards. He is a national Proficiency Test Council assessor and has membership with IIRSM and Tech IOSH.

What to bring with you – Gloves, Steel toe-capped footwear, suitable protective clothing, ear defenders, hard hat with either a face shield or a mesh visor with safety glasses / goggles and 2 passport photographs for Lantra Certificate. Clean shoes for the classroom.

Location – Homesteads Nursery, Dumbarton Rd, Stirling, FK8 3AW

Directions https://goo.gl/maps/W1tBLF4AySu

Homesteads Nursery is on the A811 (Dumbarton Road) approximately ½ mile from the King’s Knot roundabout. The entrance is opposite Falleninch Farm. Drive down the farm track and parking is available at the polytunnels.

Stirling is accessible via public transport and Homesteads Nursery is 1½ miles from the Bus & Train Station

Catering – Please bring a pack lunch

Cost - £150 plus vat and Eventbrite fees

Terms & Conditions - The full fee is payable for cancellations within 7 days of event.

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Homesteads Farm

Dumbarton Road

Stirling

FK8 3AW

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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