Horticultural Tools and Equipment 4N0683 Training Course

Course Title:

Horticultural Tools and Equipment 4N0683

The purpose of this module is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to identify, select, use and maintain commonly used horticultural tools and equipment.
3 Day(s)
Maximum number of people:

Candidate Criteria

Learners will require a good command of the English language and a good level of numeracy and literacy

Course Content

List common tools and equipment used in horticultural
operations and workshops to include their primary use and
hazards associated with their use.
Describe safe operating practices for a range of tools and equipment to include both hand and power
Prepare power hand tools and equipment for use to include
using appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), pre-starting
safety checks, mixing fuel, checking for leaks and
damage while adhering to manufacturers' recommendations and
operators' manuals
Use a range of hand tools safely including a hoe, rake, fork and
Use power hand tools safely including a two-stroke engine
powered strimmer and a hedge cutter.
Operate a pedestrian rotovator, scarifier, knapsack sprayer,
mechanised raker, pedestrian mower, ride-on mower, trailing
mower and compact-type tractor mower.
Maintain all equipment while in use to include setting height of
cut, removing blade for maintenance, sharpening blade,
refuelling, replacing cord or gut as needed, and maintaining
lubrication and filters
Prepare tools and equipment for storage to include cleaning and
storage procedures
Operate within appropriate safety procedures to create and maintain a safe working environment including safety standards
regarding lifting, carrying and handling plants, tools and

Course Notes

Successful applicants will receive a QQI level 4 certificate in Horticultural Tools and equipment

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Course Schedule


Apr 2018

Horticultural Tools and Equipment 4N0683
Tue 24 AprArdcarne Garden Centre, Boyle, RoscommonBook
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