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NPORS Grass cutters – Remote Control Mowers training – N604

remote mower training

Awarding Body:

National Plant Operators Registration Scheme - NPORS

Training course type:

On-site training and assessment

Novice training course duration:

1-2 days dependant on any previous experience

Novice candidate numbers:

4

Experience Worker Tests per day:

6

Variations:

• Remote Control
• Rotary
• Flail
• Cylinder

Card options:

5-year NPORS traditional card & certificate

Minimum age:

16

Restrictions:

If required

Instructor:

Bertie Tupper & Tuppco instructors

What is a remote-control mower?

Remote-control mowers have become a safe method of cutting vegetation on sloping and hard to reach places. The operator can stand in a safe position to operate the machine. Machines can be adapted to have flail, rotary cutting heads. This is included in the TUPPCO NPORS Grass cutters – Remote Control Mowers training – N604 course

What does the TUPPCO NPORS Grass cutters – Remote Control Mowers 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 remote control mower for use
  • Prepare the remote-control mower 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 remote-control mower
  • 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
  • Remote control mower
  • 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:

Theory assessment:

  • 20 multiple choice questions
  • 5 written questions
  • 4 marks per question
  • 80% pass mark required

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:

Remote control mower, robomow, robomower

Manufactures:

Robocut

Functions:

Cutting down vegetation
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