Course Title: Certificate of Competence – Brushcutters & Strimmers
Course Code: AB070

Department: Arboriculture
Course Type: Part Time

Two-day course that will bring you up to the standard required to take the Certificate of Competence in Brushcutting Operations. Covers subjects such as safety factors, machine servicing, fitting a new recoil starter cord and maximum blade speeds. Aimed at those who use various types of machines as part of their work in horticulture or forestry.

Assessment is carried out on a separate day by arrangement.

The certificate is endorsed according to type of machine used.



Certificate of Competence in Brushcutting Operations

Course Content

Safety Factors
Machine Servicing
Fitting a New Recoil Starter Cord
Sharpening a Cutter Knife
Methods of Operation
Adjusting a Harness
Maximum Blade Speeds

Entry Requirements

Minimum age is 16 years Tetanus protection is recommended.

Next Steps

Other Certificates of Competence available, e.g., Mowers, Chainsaws, Hedge Trimmers, Pesticide Applications (Handheld), etc.

Career Opportunities

Arboricultural Worker/Tree Surgeon Arboriculturist Countryside/Conservation Officer Gardener Landscaper Parks Officer