NPTC Award in the Safe Use of Mowers :: Bishop Burton College

Course: NPTC Award in the Safe Use of Mowers

Department: Horticulture

Type: Short Course

Duration: Two days

The Course

This is practical training and assessment in the use of mower operations, showing that the operator can manoeuvre the mower skilfully and safely. The test includes pre-use checks and maintenance; identification of controls and instruments and operating the machine.

This course is for companies wishing to develop their employee's skills in the use of mowers and to identify their employees as competent operators.

This course is delivered on your own site, using your own equipment ensuring your employees are trained in the environment they are most familiar with and at a time that best suits you.

What You Study

  • Legal, safety and maintenance requirements
  • Operational adjustments
  • Factors affecting efficiency
  • Safe driving techniques
  • Factors affecting cutting patterns
  • Clearing blockages

How To Apply

To book a place or request further information, call 01964 553181 or email

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Entry Requirements

The minimum age for a candidate taking this course is 16. There are no other formal entry requirements.