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Hand held Hedgecutter

Hedge trimmer training courses are delivered to give the candidate the knowledge & practical skill to acheive certificates of competence by assessment by bodies such as NPTC City & Guilds.

Awarded certificates of competence are widely recognised by both sector employers and the health & safety executive.

Duration: 1 Day

New Nptc City Guilds Logo Cost of Course £150.00 +vat 1 Day 

Those wishing to update their skills in using hand held hedge trimmers at work.a training course to teach the safe operation& use of hand held hedge cutters a training course for those in hedge care sectors such as gardeners, ground maintenance staff.

Content of the Hedge cutter course

Course members will be guided toward the knowledge to understand implication of legislation to carryout risk assessment relating to hand held hedge trimmers and be able to choose the correct machine type for its suitability for works to be undertaken.

Candidates will identify and wear the correct PPE for operation and also identify key controls and functions of the machines used.

They will prepare the hedge trimmer for operation by carring out routine maintenance.

Pre use checks & preparation for work.

To operate machinery safely and efficiently.

Gain awareness of working at heights.

Environmental considerations.

Candidates should be able to explain and discuss the differences between hedge types and the cut finishes required and be able to comment on the methods to dispose of arisings.

Store and transport the hand held hedge trimmers.


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Courses are delivered to give the candidate the knowledge & practical skill to achieve certificates of competence by assessment by bodies such as NPTC City & Guilds.

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Combined Arborists Starter Courses


Combined Grounds Maintenance Course


Tree Surgery Tree Climbing, Aerial Rescue & Tree Pruning, Tree Dismantling, Ground assistant.


Chainsaw  Maintenance, Small & Large Tree Felling, Dangerous Trees, Polechainsaws.


Farm: Tractor Driving including Loader attachments, Trailer & Pto Attachments,  Quad Bike Use,

Pto Boom Pesticides Spraying. 


Land:  Strimmers, Hedgecutters, Grass Mowers, Backpack Pesticide Spraying


Machinery: Woodchippers, Stump Grinders, Mini Digger Use, Cherry Picker Use.


First Aid: 1 Day & Multiple Day Trauma & First Aid Training.