Tractor Mounted Hedge and Verge Cutters (NPTC) 001422 - Writtle University College

Tractor Mounted Hedge and Verge Cutters (NPTC) 001422

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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 do not run these courses during the main nesting season; between March and August.

This one day integrated training and assessment programme is for experienced tractor drivers who wish to use a Tractor Mounted Hedge and Verge Cutter. During the assessment process candidates are asked to identify certain tractor instruments / controls and perform maintenance checks. Topics covered include:

• Preparation and maintenance

• Site safety

• Machinery operation

• Hedge trimming

• Verge cutting

• Ditch or dyke cutting

The training is aimed at operators working in a commercial environment.

Entry Requirements

The course is aimed at competent tractor drivers; participants should be certain of their ability before attending as they are required to sign and return an Experienced Tractor Driving Operator Declaration.

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.

By making a booking you are declaring yourself medically fit to participate in this course.

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Useful Information

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

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Instructor / Student Ratio 1:4

Cost

Bookings of up to 4 participants £800

Duration

One day

Contact

Lorraine Cornwell 01245 424286

Professional Accreditation

Email

shortcourses@writtle.ac.uk

Our opening hours

  • Monday to Thursday 8.30am-5pm
  • Friday 8.30am-4.30pm

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