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Ride on Mowers

Course Objectives

  • Identify the risks associated with the use of ride-on mowers
  • Select appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Identify and understand the function of all instruments & controls
  • Carry out daily checks as indicated in the operators manual
  • Carry out pre-start checks
  • Identify and report any faults
  • Adjust the cutting mechanism to achieve the required standard
  • Operate the machine in a safe and competent manner
  • Perform after-use maintenance
  • Understand requirements for travelling on the public road
  • Be able to load and transport the machine (if appropriate)

Who is the course for?

Anyone required to use a ride-on mower as part of their work. This would include novice and experienced operators who require their skills updating, with certification.

Certification

Lantra Awards or NPORS Certificate

Duration/Format

Suggest 1 day (none drivers or complete novices may need 2 days)

(Cylinder or Rotary & flail, Reciprocating Knife or other variants)

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Legislation
  • General safety code
  • Risk assessment
  • Types of cutting mechanisms
  • Controls and instruments
  • Daily & Pre-use checks
  • Starting and stopping
  • Safe methods of operation
  • Working on slopes
  • Transportation
  • Driving on the road

Facilities/Equipment Required

Appropriate PPE including Safety Boots

Venue

Ideally, this course should be run at our Client’s premises,  Suitable ground nearby for operating should also be available. If possible should include a suitable wash-off area.

Prices

£160+VAT per person

Newlands Training Ltd have the following cancellation policy:

• 7 working days notice, full fee refund, less administration charge of £25.00

• 3-7 working days notice, 50% fee refund

• 1-3 working days notice, 25% fee refund

• Less than 1 days notice, no refund