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LANTRA Brushcutter/Trimmers - Maintenance and Operation **COURSE FULL**

| £135
Course Provider: Cotswolds Conservation Board
A one day course for those with some experience of using strimmers and brushcutters

Course Description

This one day course is designed for anybody with some experience of using brushcutters and/or trimmmers or who has previously gained their LANTRA certificate and would like to refresh their skills. This course is physical so you must be fit and able to carry out the tasks required in the course programme. The course is suitable for employees or volunteers in the fields of agriculture, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance.

On this course you can expect to learn about the following:

  • safe working practice, including warning signs and guards
  • correct protective clothing to wear and the standards required
  • to perform routine maintenance in accordance with the manufacturer’s handbook
  • Identify faults and defects on a brushcutter/trimmer and decide which the operator can easily remedy, and which should be referred to a specialist.
  • Identify which cutting head to select for the relevant operating conditions.
  • Carry out fuel mixing correctly and be able to start the brushcutter/trimmer from both a hot and a cold condition in a safe manner.
  • Operate the brushcutter/trimmer in a safe manner having regard for the safety of themselves, the public, property and environmental factors.
  • Plan systematic working operations.
  • Use the manufacturer’s instruction book and parts list. 

The course will start at 9am and finish at 4.30-5pm. Once you have successfully carried out this course you will receive a LANTRA accredited certificate of training for Brushcutters/Trimmers.

The Instructor

Jon Bendle is a LANTRA qualified instructor with many years of experience in teaching the use and maintenance of brushcutters/trimmers. As well as teaching for the Cotswolds Conservation Board, Jon also runs his a dry-stone walling business and is an instructor at the Royal Agricultural University.

What you need to bring with you on the day

For this course you will need sturdy footwear (preferably steel toe-capped boots), warm clothing, waterproof clothing, packed lunch, drinks, suncream and x2 passport photos. 

What we provide

All machines, tools and personal protective equipment (except  footwear). Please note, if you have your own machine and would like to use this to train on then you are welcome to do so. The brushcutter/strimmer must be in safe working order prior to the course.