South East Landbased
Training Courses LLP

Ride On Self Propelled Mowers

Duration:
1 Day

Ride On Self Propelled Mowers Training Course

1 Day integrated City & Guilds NPTC Training and assessment for the safe operation of Ride on Self Propelled Mowers. The course would appeal if you use Self Propelled controlled mowers as part of your work. You may work as a groundsman, greenkeeper or in amenity horticulture.

Training and Assessment will be on the type of cutting mechanism of your machine: rotary, cylinder, flail or reciprocating knife or Greens machine with interchangeable units.

COURSE CONTENT

Operate Mower:

  • Carry out a basic risk assessment
  • Health and Safety Legislation that underpins machine operation
  • Appropriate PPE required for mower operations
  • Key feature of the equipment being used
  • Controls and instruments relating to the equipment being used
  • Check and maintain the equipment being used
  • Adjust the cutting units
  • Safely operate a mower

Use and Maintain Ride on Mowers:

  • Set Up, Use And Maintain Ride On Equipment
  • Work Safely And Minimise Environmental Damage
  • Use And Maintain Ride On Equipment.
  • Operating Principles Of Ride On Equipment
  • Health And Safety Legislation And Environmental Good Practice

EQUIPMENT REQUIRED

Protective Equipment:

  • Hearing protection (complying with EN 352)
  • Eye protection (polycarbonate visor complying with EN 166)
  • Suitable protective gloves to the back of the hand
  • Steel toe capped protective boots with good grip and ankle support (complying with EN 345-1)
  • Non-snag outer clothing appropriate to the prevailing weather conditions
  • High-visibility clothing may also be appropriate

PRE-REQUISITES:

Candidates over 16 years

FURTHER INFORMATION:

https://www.nptc.org.uk/

All of our courses can be accredited by either NPTC or LANTRA, depending on the level of accreditation you require

PROGRESSION COURSE SUGGESTIONS:

Safe Use of Brushcutters & or Trimmers

Pedestrian Mowers

Handheld Hedgecutters

Leaf Blowers and Vacuums

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