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Using a Leaf Blower TRM08

Leaf blower training

Awarding Body:

LANTRA Awards

Training course type:

On-site training & Assessment

Novice training course duration:

1 day

Novice candidate numbers:

6

Experience Worker Tests per day:

6

Card options:

5-year LANTRA traditional card & certificate

Instructor:

Tuppco instructors

What is a Leaf Blower?

A Leaf Blower is a machine that generates a current of air used to move loose leaves and debris for collection.

What does the training course include?

  • Session 1 Prepare for blower operations
  • Session 2 Operating the blower
  • Session 3 Clearing the site and machine checks
  • Produce a site-specific risk assessment for blower operations
  • Identify the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) required
  • Identify the health and safety features required on a blower
  • Identify defects on a blower and decide which the operator can remedy, and which require a service engineer’s attention
  • Correctly carryout all routine maintenance in accordance with the machine manufacturer’s instruction book and/or this workbook
  • Prepare the blower for use with the correct fuel/oil mix
  • Start the blower from both hot and cold start in a safe manner
  • State the possible hazards/risks when carrying out maintenance or operational tasks
  • Maintain the blower in a safe and efficient working condition
  • Adjust the blower for safe and comfortable operation where a harness is used
  • Operate the blower in a safe manner having regard for the safety of the public, property and environmental factors
  • Organise the site and use a systematic method of working where possible.

Venue and equipment requirements:

  • Suitable and safe area to operate the machine
  • Access to an area with leaves or vegetation from activities such as hedge trimming operations.
  • Maintenance equipment
  • Suitable and safe area to complete paperwork
  • Leaf Blower and any attachments
  • Operators’ manual
  • Risk assessment completed

PPE Requirements:

  • Suitable head protection
  • Suitable eye protection
  • Suitable hearing protection
  • Suitable work clothes to PPE regs including wet weather
  • Gloves
  • Suitable work boots including steel toe protection
  • Respiratory protection as appropriate

HSE further information:

Practical assessment criteria:

Assessed during learning 8 units of mandatory practical assessment

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 Angelia – 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:

Blower, combi tool, backpack blower yard blower, leaf sweeper

Manufactures:

Sthil, Husqvarna, Eckman, Wolfe, Hyundai, Echo

Functions:

Clearing leaves, loose vgetation and trimmings
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