This course is aimed at amateur gardeners who want to know how to correctly maintain and safely operate a range of garden machinery.

Short Course (Ryton) - Garden Machinery

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Garden machinery and equipment can be dangerous if not properly maintained and correctly operated. This course is aimed at amateur gardeners who want to know how to correctly maintain and safely operate a range of garden machinery.

It covers the following types of garden machinery and equipment:

1. Rotary mower 

2. Cylinder mower

3. Hedgecutter

4. Brushcutter / Strimmer

In this course the following aspects will be covered:

Pre-use safety - Legislation, pre-use safety, risk assessment, Personal Protective Equipment, pre-start checks, fuel safety, identification and function of the controls, safety decals and their meaning.

Operationpre-use checks, pre-use adjustments, test starting, safe and efficient operation of the piece of equipment.

Post operation - leaving the site clean and tidy, inspecting the machine after use, routine maintenance operations, safe storage.

If required candidates may be registered and assessed against the Royal Horticultural  Society Qualification - Safe Operation of Powered Garden Machinery, for details see below. When purchasing the course please ensure you select the correct option. If in doubt please speak to us first.

Dates and times - This programme consists of 3 consecutive days.We offer the following dates:

3rd, 4th & 5th July 2018

24th, 25th & 26th October 2018

4th, 5th & 6th February 2019

29th, 30th & 31st July 2019

This course runs from 09.30 to 15.30 each day.

What qualification will I get? There are two options: 1. On completion of the course you will be given a course completion certificate from the Academy of Practical  Horticulture. 2. If you wish you can be registered for and assessed against the Royal Horticultural Society Qualification - Safe Operation of Powered Garden Machinery; if successful you will receive a certificate of unit accreditation from them.

What is the enrolment process? 1. Talk to us first to ensure that there is a place available on the course.  2. Complete an enrolment form on line, ensure you provide ALL of the .details requested. 3. Payment options are: payment through the website using a credit/debit card or PayPal, alternatively cash or cheque on the first day of the course.

Cost: Option 1. £295.00 plus V.A.T. at £59.00 for the complete course, total payable £354.00.

Option 2. £295.00 plus, RHS registration fee of £16.00, sub total, £309.00 plus  V.A.T. at £61.80 for the complete course, total payable £372.80.

What else do I need to know? This is predominantly a practical course with some theory underpinning knowledge, therefore you need to wear comfortable casual  clothing which should include safety footwear. It is also advisable to be prepared for inclement weather by brining waterproof clothing. All necessary Personal Protective Equipment/clothing will be provided.

What can I do after this course? You would be welcome to attend any of the short course or masterclasses that we offer, or perhaps (if not already studying one of them) one of the Royal Horticultural Society Courses at one of our centres. Alternatively you may like to gain a professional qualification by attending a City & Guilds NPTC Certificate of Competence Course, to see details Click here.

 AoPH Short course (Ryton) Garden Machinery NPTC

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