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Update your skills to understand your brushcutter better and gain the maintenance skills you need to keep it running at its very best.
This one-day short course is designed to show you how to plan for and safely cut vegetation using a professional standard blade type brush cutter.
Throughout the course there is a focus on safety and you will learn how to identify and demonstrate safety requirements for brushcutter operations as well as safe and effective work practices that meet legislative and other relevant work health and safety requirements.
You’ll learn how select appropriate personal protective and other equipment and check for operational effectiveness of your brushcutter as well as identify and assess environmental conditions and site hazards, and select appropriate cutting methods for various types of vegetation and to optimise your time and safety.
There will be plenty of time to get practical, hands-on experience using your brushcutter in line with organisational safety procedures, manufacturer’s instructions and environmental protection practices. You’ll practice using hand signals with other operators to maintain effective and safe operations and learn how to properly adjust your brush cutter safety harness and handles to correct ergonomic position, as well as how to operate at a safe distance from other people. You’ll also learn about brushcutter components, their ancillary equipment and functions and basic brushcutter maintenance – such as removing and replacing blades and other operator-replaceable components in line with manufacturer's recommendations – as well as appropriate storage and transporting procedures and how to dispose of cut vegetation in line with environmental protection practices
On successful completion of this course, you will receive a Statement of Attainment for the unit completed (FWPFGM2207 – Undertake Brushcutting Operations). You will also be equipped with the skills you need to operate and maintain a brushcutter in a variety of settings including forest environments, farms, nurseries and local council environments and for a range of job roles including Council Worker, Forestry Worker, Plantation Forest Officer or Arboriculture Worker.
Interested in starting this course?
- Council Worker
- Forestry Worker
- Plantation Forest Officer
- Arboriculture Worker