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Safe Use of Handheld Hedge Cutters City & Guilds NPTC Award


This course is suitable for candidates working with hand held hedge trimmers who wish to update their skills and / or satisfy H and S legislation regarding the safe use of hand held hedge trimmers at work.  The training leads to candidates taking their NPTC assessments on a further date. 

Course Content:

  • Know how to carry out a risk assessment
  • Know the heath & safety legislation that underpins hand held hedge trimmer operations
  • Know the appropriate PPE required for hand held hedge trimmer operations
  • Know the health & safety features of the equipment being used
  • Understand hedge types and growth habits
  • Know how to prepare a work area
  • Know how to operate a hedge trimmer
  • Know how to clean, store and transport equipment safely and appropriately

The assessment is in 2 parts:

  • Pre-use safety 
  • Operate hand held powered hedge trimmers

This course can also be delivered for Tractor Mounted Hedge Trimmers and Tractor Mounted Verge Mowers.

Askham Bryan College,
Askham Bryan,
YO23 3FR
01904 772277