Brushcutters / Trimmers Maintenance and Operation Refresher (Lantra Awards)

About the Course

This one day integrated training and assessment programme aimed at experienced operators employed in agriculture, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance covers routine maintenance, operational techniques and safe use of machines with interchangeable heads; steel blade and nylon line.

Entry Requirements

We are governed by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) regulations therefore participants will not be allowed to start the course without wearing steel toe capped boots or shoes, gloves and suitable protective clothing which provides full cover for arms and legs. We strongly recommend also wearing a high visibility vest and bringing note taking equipment.

Participants are requested to bring their own Personal Protective Equipment as listed below:

  • Brushcutter face shield to EN166 and hearing protection to EN352
  • Safety glasses to EN166
  • Safety helmet to EN397 for protection against falling objects and overhead obstructions, incorporating ear protection to EN352. Under a mesh visor as face protection, safety glasses to EN166 must be worn as eye protection
  • Gloves - adequate to protect hands against flying debris
By making a booking you are declaring yourself medically fit to participate in this course.

Useful Information

Writtle University College has several machines such as Stilh FS400 and Husqvarna HU345. Participants are encouraged to bring their own machine in “as used” condition along with operator manual and any spares eg air filters, blades, etc. We can then work on a “real” situation and do some routine servicing.

Free parking is available on campus; a permit will be issued and should be clearly displayed.

Please bring a packed lunch and all refreshments needed for the day.

Instructor / Student Ratio 1:6

Course Dates

Course dates are not currently available. Please email us to register your interest and we will contact you when dates have been arranged.