- Related Products
This is a practical assessment covering the operation of a strimmer, brush cutter or clearing saw. It includes pre-use checks and maintenance, identification of controls and instruments and operating the machine to remove brush, long grass or small trees as appropriate to the machine. The certificate is endorsed according to the type of machine being used.
The assessment is divided in to 4 units:
Unit 1. Maintain the Brush Cutter/Clearing Saw/ Trimmer (Mandatory)
Unit 2. Operate a Brush Cutter
Unit 3. Operate a Clearing Saw
Unit 4. Operate a Trimmer
Candidate must be a minimum age of 16 or over.
The qualification may be endorsed either:
a) Brush Cutter And/Or b) Clearing Saw And/Or c) Trimmer
Candidates seeking assessment in ‘a)’ are assessed in Units 1 and 2.
Candidates seeking assessment in ‘b)’ are assessed in Units 1 and 3
Candidates seeking assessment in ‘c)’ are assessed in Units 1 and 4.
Candidates must successfully achieve all assessment activities in the units they have elected to take.
-Legal and safety requirements
-Pre-start checks and correct selection of equipment for the tasks involved
-Statutory guard requirements
-Material to be cut and correct use of the equipment
-Speed of blade/nylon cord
-Safety of the public and bystanders
-Cleaning, maintenance and storage of the equipment
-Fitting the nylon card to a trimmer
-Correct adjustment of harness and machine
-Safe lifting and handling
-Identification of hazards and erecting barriers to safeguard the public
-Removal, sharpening and replacement of brush cutter/ clearing saw blade.
For further information detailing the activities taken during the assessment of each unit please visit the NPTC Assessment Schedule (link opens in a new window).
Booking is easy...
Simply add your chosen exam to your basket and complete your order at the checkout. We will then send you a confirmation email confirming your examination request. Then shortly after this we will contact you to complete the neccessary information for your exam registration. This may include:
- Additional personal details
- Selecting from optional modules
- Choice of examination dates
- Choice of examination location
- A Passport Sized Photo
- Date of Birth
- Place of Birth (Animal Transport Assessments only)
Dependending on which exam you are taking.
We aim to give you all the necessary information on this page. However, we appreciate it can all get a little confusing and should you feel this is the case, please don't hesitate to contact us, either by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or telephoning 01934 86 22 88.