Hand Held Hedge Trimmer (Lantra Awards)

About the Course

The Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 states "It is an offence to intentionally or recklessly take, damage, destroy or interfere with a nest of any wild bird whilst it is in use or being built."

With this is mind we try to avoid running these courses during the main nesting season; between March and August.

This one day integrated training and assessment programme covers operational techniques, safe use, routine maintenance, including sharpening, on long and short handle machines. The training is aimed at operators working in a commercial environment.

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.

Participants are required to bring their own Personal Protective Equipment, but if this presents a problem we can provide:
  • Eye protection, safety glasses or goggles to EN16:1995
  • Face Shield or Visor
  • Ear Defenders
  • 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

Participants may prefer, for their own comfort and safety 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

Tuesday 2 November 2021 (9:00am to 4:00pm)

£260 per person (No places remaining)


For group bookings please contact Lorraine Cornwell 01245 424286


City & Guilds NPTC
NPTC integrated training and assessment can be arranged for groups of up to 4 participants.
Individual NPTC assessment can also be arranged, please contact us for details.