What is the Brush Cutter Operator Course?

Operate brush-cutters in commercial forestry

The brush cutter training course credits learners to safety prepare and operate a brush cutter in a commercial or workplace environment. After completion of the programme they are able to demonstrate operating techniques and methods of brushcutting, as well as carry out periodic maintenance on the brushcutter.

DURATION

3 days

CERTIFICATE VALIDITY

2 years

Brush Cutter Operator at the Emcare Training Academy
Brush Cutter Operator Course

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COURSE CONTENT

  • Main components of the brush cutter are identified and their purpose is explained.
  • Pre-start checks and start up procedures.
  • Blades are selected for correct application.
  • Correct tools and refuelling equipment are used before and during operations to ensure sound maintenance and safe refuelling.
  • Harness is adjusted to ensure comfortable operating.
  • Hazards and their influences are explained and their effect minimised.
  • Personal protective equipment (PPE) is used according to company policy and/or legal requirements.
  • Escape routes are identified to ensure a safe escape in case of emergency.
  • Safe working procedures and practices are adhered to according to company policy and legal requirements.
  • Techniques for brush cutting are demonstrated.
  • Methods of brush cutting are demonstrated to ensure effective operation.
  • Correct brush cutting method is used in applicable situation.
  • Daily service is carried out according to manufacturer's prescriptions.
  • Prescribed services are adhered to as prescribed by the manufacturer.
  • Blades are sharpened according to manufacturer specifications.
SAFETY REQUIREMENTS BY LEARNER

PPE:

  • Safety helmet
  • Eye protection
  • Ear protection
  • Gloves
  • Safety pants
  • Tunic
  • Shin pads
  • Safety Boots

Chainsaw kit:

  • Brushcutter
  • Harness
  • Gut
  • Blade sharpening set
  • Combination spanner or scrench
  • A suitable container for fuel and oil.
  • Cloth/brush for cleaning the brushcutter.
  • First aid bandage.
 
Training

PRE-REQUISITES

  • English proficiency.
  • Local language instructors are available on request for groups of 10+
Training

VENUE LOCATIONS

  • Available at all TLD branches.
  • Available at your premises for groups of 10+.
  • EMCARE branches
Training

QUALITY ALIGNMENT

  • US123243

Certifications Available

  • FPMSETA

Included in Course

  • A4 certificates.
  • Learner manuals.
  • Training equipment.
  • Presentation equipment.
  • For training at your premises travel/accomodation charges may apply.

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