Use of Brushcutters Course
Lantra 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 engine 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. Partly because 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.
The Lantra course – Use of Brushcutters and Trimmers – is a 2-day course for novices, or a 1-day course for experienced operators, with integrated assessment by the instructor. This Lantra Certificate of Competence is recognised by the HSE, but if candidates wish to gain an NPTC Certificate of Competence the Lantra Training they have received should equip them to pass the NPTC assessment.
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
Course fee (1-day Lantra ITA Brushcutter and Trimmers course for experienced users or holders of CS30): £175.00
Course fee (2-day Lantra ITA Brushcutter and Trimmers course for complete novice): £280.00
There is an option of running the course as an NPTC Integrated Assessment (IA) the additional cost for this is £50.00 which covers the NPTC registration.
Please call the office if you’d like to discuss further.