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Training Course

Operate Commercial Lawnmowers


This course is designed for students to gain the skills and qualifications to operate commercial lawnmowers for the Civil Construction, Mining, Building, Facilities and Asset Management industries. We offer competitive pricing on all our courses and are happy to negotiate where more than one course or more than one student will be completing the course.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can be offered providing suitable evidence is supplied. Discuss this with our support staff prior to beginning the course. Upon completion of the course you will be provided with a Photo identification card detailing your qualifications and a certificate demonstrating a Statement of Attainment (SOA)

Foundation Skills required

This section describes those pre-requisite language, literacy, numeracy and employment skills that are essential to performance.


Identifies and interprets information from workplace procedures, documentation, legislation and regulations


Uses equipment operating capacity schedule to confirm safe weight load limit

Course Outline

1. Prepare site to be mown

1.1 Confirm site to be mown and identify potential hazards and risks including obstacles and fixtures

1.2 Implement safe working practices to manage risks including removal and replacement obstacles before and after mowing

1.3 Report abnormal conditions or changes in the appearance of the site and existing grass surface

2. Prepare equipment for mowing

2.1 Select appropriate tools, equipment and machinery for site to be mown

2.2 Calibrate lawnmower and adjust to height according to manufacturer guidelines

2.3 Complete pre-operational checks of tools, equipment and machinery

2.4 Select and maintain personal protective equipment according to workplace safety requirements

2.5 Fit and use personal protective equipment according to job requirements

2.6 Erect safety warning notices during work periods

3. Mow site surface

3.1 Assess grass appearance and changes during mowing operations in line with requirements for the site

3.2 Match implements to the lawnmower according to manufacturers’ specifications

3.3 Maintain continuous oversight of mowing activities including monitoring of hazards and risks

3.4 Identify environmental impacts associated with operation of equipment and minimise where possible

4. Complete mowing and check lawnmower operation

4.1 Conduct shut down procedures in line with workplace practices

4.2 Perform routine operational servicing and minor maintenance

4.3 Identify and report malfunctions, faults, irregular performance or damage in required format

4.4 Clean and store lawnmower and associated equipment in the required location

4.5 Maintain lawnmower use records in required format

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