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Ride on Mowers

Course Information > Machinery

COURSE OBJECTIVES
To enable candidates to:-

  • identify the risks associated with the use of ride-on mowers
  • select appropriate PPE
  • identify and understand the function of all instruments and 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 acheive 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 novices and experienced operators who require certification or their skills updating.
The course is usually run as a Lantra ITA, and those reaching the required standar will receive a Lantra Certificate of Competence. Alternatively the course can be follwed by the NPTC assessment.

Duration
One or possibly two days, depending on the experience of the candidates and equipment used - extra time will be needed where cylinder or mixed machines are to be covered.

Instructor/candidate ratio
Max 1:4 with at least two machines (one of each type of cutting mechanism)

Course Content
Introduction
Legislation
General Safety Code
Risk Assessment
Types of cutting mechanisms
Controls and instruments
Daily and pre-start checks
Starting and stopping
Safe methods of operation
Working on slopes
Transportation
Operating on the highway

Facilities/Equipment required
Trainees will be asked to bring:-
PPE including safety boots and ear defenders
Passport photos for certificates

Venue:
Workshop facilities
Suitable ground nearby for operating.
If possible, a suitable wash-off area.

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