NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Handheld Hedge Cutters


Hadlow Campus

Start Date




This one-day course will provide you with the appropriate techniques and safety guidelines to make sure that you use the trimmer safely and with confidence, and that you understand the relevant regulations and safety requirements. The course will cover:

• Legislation and Health and safety features
• Risk assessment
• Choosing personal protective equipment
• Hedge types and growth habits
• Daily Maintenance and checks
• Fuelling and starting a hedge trimmer and performing pre-cutting checks
• Adjusting the hedge trimmer idling
• Environmental considerations
• Hedge cutting on site
• Awareness of working at height
• Clearing site and hedge trimmer checks

This NPTC course will be assessed on the day (ITA).

Please call us for more information on future start dates beyond those stated above.

    Hadlow Campus

  • 1 Day

    Part time

  • £175.00

  • Awarding body

    City & Guilds of London Institute

Entry requirements

Good manual and physical dexterity. No prerequisites.