Course Information

Who is the course for?

This qualification is aim at individuals who use brush cutters and trimmers as part of their work within companies such as local authorities, ground care, horticulture and contractors.

What does the course involve?

  • Know how to carry out a risk assessment
  • Know the health and safety legislation that underpins forestry clearing saw operations
  • Know the appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) for trimmer and brush-cutter operations
  • Know the health and safety features of the equipment being used
  • Know how to maintain the forestry clearing saw
  • Know how to operate a forestry clearing saw
  • Know how to clean, store and transport equipment safely and appropriately

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be at least 16 years of age.

What are the assessment methods?

Integrated assessment by City & Guilds:

  • Observation of practical performance
  • Assessment of underpinning knowledge

How long is the course?

This is generally a one day course, plus assessment, dependant on experience.

What are the progression options?

City & Guilds assessments in sit on All-Terrain Vehicle Handling.

Awarding Body


For further course information and to book a place, please email or call 01278 655065.

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