Hedge Trimmers – Handheld

Following successful completion of the course, trainees will be able to:-
Understand legislation, health and safety, risk assessment relating to hand held hedge trimmers
Choose machine type/suitability for work to be undertaken
Identify and maintain PPE for hedge trimmer use an operation
Identify key controls and functions
Prepare hedge trimmer for operation
Carry out routine maintenance
Operate machinery safely and efficiently
Awareness of working at heights
Environmental considerations
Discuss hedge types and finishes
Dispose of arisings
Store and transport hand held hedge trimmers

Who is the course for?
Those wishing to update their skills in using hand held hedge trimmers and/or satisfy health and safety legislation regarding the safe use of handheld hedge trimmers at work
Anyone needing to use handheld hedge trimmers as part of their work

Course Content:
Introduction
Personal protective equipment
Health and safety features
Hedge types and growth habits
Maintenance
Fuelling and starting and pre-use checks
Adjusting the hedge trimmer idling
Hedge cutting on site
Clearing site and hedge trimmer checks

Duration: 1 day

Maximum delegates: 6

For course details and costs, please contact:-

Jill Salt
Tel:       01926 495024
Email:  jill@middleenglandtraining.co.uk

Julie Gibson
Tel:      07715 311657
Email:  julie@middleenglandtraining.co.uk