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  POWERTOOLS AND MACHINES
       BOILERMAKING
       BRUSH CUTTERS
       CHAINSAWS
       CUT-OFF SAWS
       LAWNMOWERS
 
CATEGORY: OPERATE A BRUSH CUTTER
FIELD: Agriculture and Nature Conservation
SUBFIELD: Horticulture
UNIT STANDARD: 264194 [SAQA]
NQF LEVEL: 02 (5 credits)
DESCRIPTION: Because a brush cutter is a high-speed, fast-cutting power tool some special safety precautions must be observed in addition to those that generally apply when working with hand tools. This training programme provides information on the requirements and responsibilities of people using specialised walk-behind mowers and the development and implementation of the highest standards of safety to ensure safe and correct operating.
DURATION: Full Training (Novice): 3 Days
Recertification Training/Evaluation: 1 Day
COURSE CONTENT: Types of walk-behind mowers described (including
    brush cutters)
    We identify the different types of walk-behind mowers     and the correct selection of a walk-behind mower for its     specific application. The basic components are identified     and a mechanical appreciation of the machine is     conducted.
Safety precautions and legislation
    We cover legislation (OHS acts and Machine Safety     acts); outline the safe working practices, general     precautions, PPE choices, accident prevention, reporting     of incidents and actions to take when an incident occurs     (basic); the function that the stone guards perform is     described in terms of the purpose of preventing safety     incidents from occurring, as well as safety precautions     that must be adhered to while operating
    electrically-driven walk-behind mowers and good     housekeeping in a fuel storage facility.
Maintenance checks and logs
    In this module we identify safety and mechanical     checks, correct selection and mixing of fuel, blade     adjustments, tension of drive chains and belts, and     stone guards. We check for defects, clean the     machines, and store.
Walk-behind mowing operations
    We discuss preparation of the mowing area, discuss and     apply the correct procedures and operating techniques     for walk-behind mowers, including cutting adjustments,     prevention of uncut gaps, evenness of cut, quality of     cut, keeping extension cord connections dry, start-up     and shutdown procedures.

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: For any queries regarding the requirements and conditions of brush cutter training, feel free to contact our skills development advisor for more information.

 
 
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