Course: Brushcutters & Trimmers (LANTRA)

TCV Scotland

20th & 21st March 2024

Cost: £240 (ex vat)

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

These 2 day courses will teach you all you need to know about Brushcutters and Trimmers and will lead to a LANTRA certificate.

You will learn

  • Maintenance and operation (engine, drive system gear head)
  • Selecting, maintaining and fitting the appropriate cutting head
  • Correct personal protective clothing
  • Adjusting the machine and harness
  • Inspecting the site and identifying hazards
  • Environmental considerations
  • Fuelling and starting the machine
  • Cutting test areas
  • After care and safe transportation

Instructor’s Details - Willie Johnson has been training for over 25 years specialising in Health and Safety, pesticides, machinery and plant courses. He is involved in the development and auditing of skill based training for Lantra Awards. He is a national Proficiency Test Council assessor and has membership with IIRSM and Tech IOSH.

What to bring with you – Gloves, Steel toe-capped footwear, suitable protective clothing, ear defenders, hard hat with either a face shield or a mesh visor with safety glasses / goggles and 2 passport photographs for Lantra Certificate. Clean shoes for the classroom. If you have your own brushcutter you can bring it along with you.

Location - Homesteads Farm, Dumbarton Road, Stirling, FK8 3AW

Stirling is accessible via public transport and the Kings Park Farm is a short 10 minute walk from the Bus & Train Station. Parking is available at the farm.

Catering – Please bring a pack lunch

Cost - £240 plus vat and Eventbrite fees

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