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SRUC Training Courses: Hedge Trimmers (Hand-held)

Accrediting Body

Lantra Awards


Hand held hedge trimmers are an effective mobile hand held piece of equipment. Due to the mobility of the hedge trimmer it is important that it’s used correctly and adequate training has taken place to ensure that accidents do not happen. This one day training course in Hand Held Hedge Trimmer is available to you if you wish to update your skills or/and would like to satisfy the health and safety regulation in relation to the safe use of hand held hedge trimmers at work. Or the course will also suit you if you currently use or are going to be using a hand held hedge trimmer as part of you work.

What is Involved?

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment)Health and safety features
Hedge types and growth habits
Fuelling and starting a hedge trimmer and performing pre-cutting checks
Adjusting the hedge trimmer idling
Hedge cutting on site
Clearing site and hedge trimmer checks

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

Certification/Award on Completion

Lantra Awards Certificate

What you will need to bring

Appropriate PPE, Equipment, 1 Passport Photograph and a Packed Lunch.

Course Dates

Course dates are scheduled on demand. Please contact the campus to register your interest.


1 day

Start/Finish Times

9am to 4.30pm approximately


On customer premises


£175 per person
Prices for group bookings and bespoke courses can be given on request. Please contact the campus to receive a quotation. Our course fees include training, assessment and registration fees. Please note there is no VAT on our training.


Important update

Individual Training Accounts will open on Monday 13 January 2020.

This phase of the scheme will accept up to 10,000 new applications.

SDS Individual Training Accounts (ITA)

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How do I book?

To book a place on one of our courses, please complete and return the course booking form to the appropriate campus address or email address shown below. Course fees must be paid in full at the time of booking. Payments can be made over the phone using a debit/credit card, by cheque made payable to SRUC or by Bank Transfer (for bank transfer details please contact your chosen campus).


Cancellations must be made at least 10 working days prior to the course start date otherwise the full course fee is still payable. In the event that SRUC has to cancel a course for any reason your course fees will be refunded in full or your booking transferred to the next available date if this is suitable.


Fiona Lanni (SRUC Ayr/Barony)

01292 525355

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Samantha Bain (SRUC Oatridge)


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Liz Rioch) (SRUC Elmwood)

01334 658842

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Ann-Marie Duncan (SRUC Aberdeen)