Use of Brushcutters Course – NPTC IA
NPTC Use of Brushcutter and Trimmer course
Strimmers (with nylon cord) and brushcutters (rigid blades, usually steel) have become an indispensable tool for quick and effective grounds maintenance. They use a two or four-stroke engines to power the head, which causes the head to rotate at high speed. Clearly any machine with a cutting head rotating at high speed is potentially dangerous, both to the operators and passers-by. As they can be bought and used by the general public, there is a tendency to underestimate these risks. Correct brushcutter training will help the operator to minimise these risks and work both safely and efficiently.
NPTC ITA Use of Brushcutters and Trimmers – 2-day course, 1-day training, 1-day NPTC Assessment, integrated assessment by the instructor – £380 inc VAT & NPTC per candiate
We also offer Lantra Training for Safe use of Brushcutter and Trimmers – 1-day ITA for experienced users £250 per candidate. 2-day for novices £380 inc VAT per candidate
Both these awarding bodies (Lantra & NPTC) offer certificates of Competence which are recognised by the HSE.
Formal strimmer and brushcutter training is a legal requirement under PUWER – the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations – but a Certificate of Competence is not (although it is recommended).
Cost and booking
2-day NPTC ITA or 2-day Lantra Brushcutter and Trimmers course : £380.00 inc VAT & NPTC registration
1-day – Lantra – experienced users only – pref holders of NPTC Unit 201 – chainsaw maintenance & cross-cutting – £250
Max 4 candidates per course.
Please call the office if you’d like to discuss further – 01732 811 162