Hedge Trimmers – Flail Arm

Course Objectives

To enable course members to:
Comply with legal requirements with an emphasis on safe practice
Identify the risks associated with the use of flail cutters
Select the appropriate PPE and machine guarding
Identify and understand the controls and components of the machine
Carry out pre-start and daily checks and maintenance as indicated in the operator’s manual
Understand the added dangers of operating on the highway and in public areas
Put in place any signs or warnings in order to achieve a safe working environment
Inspect the work area for Health and Safety and Environmental concerns.
Safely start, stop and check all mechanisms including prime mover and cutter
Understand the stability factors associated with the use of side mounted equipment
Drive and operate the hydraulic controls to achieve an accurate cut
Operate the machine in a safe and competent manner, maintaining all round observation
Carry out after-use checks and maintenance

Who is the course for?
Suitable for experienced tractor drivers, or people who have attended a tractor driving course
Suitable for both novices and experienced flail cutter operators in agriculture, amenity, forestry and industrial

Course Content:
Preparation and maintenance (mandatory)
Hedge trimming (optional)
Site safety (mandatory)
Verge cutting (optional)
Machine operation (mandatory)
Ditch or dykes cutting (optional)

1, 2 or 3 days, dependent on experience with flail cutter and the sections to be included.
Classroom and practical.

Maximum Attendees: 4

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