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N610 - Handheld Hedge Trimmer Training

Hedge Trimmer Training Course Introduction

The NPORS 610 Hedge Trimmer training course is designed to equip individuals with the essential knowledge and skills required to operate a handheld hedge trimmer safely and effectively. This comprehensive training program encompasses a range of critical aspects, all of which are essential for both personal safety and the efficient operation of the machine.

One of the primary objectives of the NPORS 610 hedge trimmer training course is to help participants identify potential risks and understand their responsibilities as operators. This involves recognizing the various hazards associated with hedge trimming tasks, such as sharp blades, unstable terrain, and potential interactions with the environment or bystanders. Understanding these risks is fundamental to preventing accidents and injuries.

Additionally, the hedge trimmer training course covers the importance of performing pre-operational checks for both the machine and the work area. Participants learn how to inspect the handheld hedge trimmer to ensure it is in proper working condition, including examining the blades, controls, and safety features. They also gain insights into assessing the work area for any potential obstructions, hazards, or issues that might affect safe operation.

An integral part of the training is understanding the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) requirements. Participants are educated on the specific PPE items necessary for hedge trimming tasks, such as safety goggles, gloves, ear protection, and appropriate clothing. Ensuring that operators are equipped with the right PPE is crucial for their safety during the operation.

Finally, the NPORS 610 Hedge Trimmer training course provides comprehensive guidance on how to operate the handheld hedge trimmer safely. This includes instructions on proper handling, body positioning, and techniques to minimize the risk of accidents and ensure efficient cutting. Operators learn the correct procedures for starting, stopping, and maintaining the machine, contributing to its longevity and safe operation.

Hedge Trimmer Training Course Information

Those who are required to operate a Hedge Trimmer as part of their work duties. 

Delegate Requirements – Delegates should be physically fit, in good health and should, generally, not have problems with eyesight or hearing, heart disease, high blood pressure, epilepsy, impaired limb function, alcohol or drug dependence or psychiatric illness.

Novice – This course is designed for the complete Novice delegate.

Experienced – Delegates must have used the equipment in a range of operations for a minimum of 3 months.

Refresher – Delegates must have already attended a course and have valid proof in the form of certification.

Experienced Worker Test (EWA) – Delegates must have used the equipment in a range of operations for a minimum of 2 years.

NPORS – National Plant Operators Registration Scheme

Founded in 1992, NPORS was formed to challenge the status quo within the construction industry and we are as dedicated to the goal of ensuring standards today as the day it all began.

NPORS stands firm on the principles it was founded on; supporting industry, regulated training and testing, consistent improvement, equal opportunities and transparency about how we work. Since it’s beginnings, NPORS has continued to progress to be a trusted and recognised name in the industry, offering employers a credible training alternative.

All delegates who attend our NPORS accredited course will receive an NPORS ID Card and Registration.

This course is approved for CITB Levy Funding.

We are a CITB Approved Training Organisation and will process your levy payment if you are a registered company.

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For Prices, Availability & Bookings Please Call 03331 888 111