Safe Use of Brush-cutters and Trimmers

NPTC Level 2 Award

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Selection of cutting heads and operation techniques for brushcutter and trimmers. This course is aimed at those working in forestry, aboriculture, countryside and ground maintenance sectors.

Course outline

  • Risk assessments
  • Health and safety
  • Pre-checks
  • PPE selection
  • Maintenance
  • Pre-cut tests
  • Operating techniques
  • Storage

Equipment required

  • Please bring with you:
  • a notepad, pen,
  • flask and a packed lunch.
  • Steel Toe Capped Boots,
  • Tough non-snag work clothing i.e. overalls,
  • Ear defenders (as part of a Forestry helmet is acceptable),
  • Gloves with protection to the back of the hand i.e. rigger type,
  • Polycarbonate visor or safety glasses / goggles behind a mesh.


Please do not delay your booking – to guarantee your place, please book 2 weeks in advance of course date

Course details

Dates & Location

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Lewes Campus - Plumpton College

Time: 09:00-17:00



1 day plus an assessment day


Total Fee £249


Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

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