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Hand held hedge trimmer TRM05

Hand-Held-Hedge-Trimmer

Awarding Body:

LANTRA Awards

Training course type:

On-site training and assessment

Novice training course duration:

1 day

Novice candidate numbers:

6

Experience Worker Tests per day:

6

Variations:

Hand held hedge trimmer

Card options:

5-year LANTRA traditional card & certificate

Minimum age:

16

What is a hand held hedge trimmer?

A hand held hedge trimmer is used to trim growth from hedges. The reciprocating knife with small engine is ideal for working at all angles.

What does the training course include?

  • Have a basic understanding of the industry, the dangers of working in the industry and their responsibilities as an operator
  • Have a working knowledge of the manufacturer’s handbook for the particular machine to be used
  • Be able to locate and identify the major components of the machine and explain their functions
  • Be able to locate and identify key controls and explain their functions
  • Conduct set up zones
  • Conduct all pre-operational checks in accordance with manufacturers and legislative requirements
  • Select suitable type of machine relative to the work being undertaken
  • Identify and maintain PPE appropriate for hand held hedge cutter use
  • Prepare the hand held hedge cutter for use
  • Conduct all necessary safety checks at the work area and set up exclusion zone
  • Operate machinery safely and efficiently
  • Environmental considerations
  • Storage and transport of hand held hedge cutter
  • Disposal of cut materials
  • Carry out all end of shift and shut down procedures

Venue and equipment requirements:

  • Suitable and safe area to operate equipment
  • Vegetation to cut
  • Suitable area to complete maintenance tasks
  • Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
  • Suitable welfare facilities
  • Hand held hedge cutter
  • Operators’ manual
  • Risk assessment completed

PPE Requirements:

  • Suitable head protection
  • Suitable eye protection
  • Suitable hearing protection
  • Suitable work clothes including wet weather
  • Gloves
  • Suitable work boots including steel toe protection
  • High Viz

HSE further information:

Practical assessment criteria:

  • Pre use and operational checks
  • Set up safe working area
  • Demonstrate safe and efficient working

On-site training courses delivered:

Southwest – Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall, Avon, Somerset, Herefordshire, Monmouthshire

Southeast – Oxfordshire, Kent, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Hampshire, Surrey, Sussex, Middlesex

Midlands – Warwickshire, Worcestershire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, Shropshire

East Anglia – Hertfordshire, Essex, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk

Aylesbury, Banbury, Basingstoke, Bath, Bedford, Birmingham, Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Cirencester, Cheltenham, Coventry, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Hungerford, Milton Keynes, Newbury, Northampton, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Reading, Salisbury, Southampton, Stroud, Swindon, Taunton, Warwick, Winchester, Witney, Worcester, Yeovil

Recognised industries:

Agriculture, Horticulture, Forestry, Construction, Marine, Industrial, Fencing, Landscaping, Civils, Highways, Quarrying, Environmental,

Known as:

Hedge cutter

Manufactures:

Stihl, Husqvarna,

Functions:

Cutting down vegetation
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