Ride-on Mower Training

Lantra Approved

Our Ride-on Mower Course

Specialist Ride-on Mower Training

Contour Training deliver ride on mower courses accredited by Lantra Awards and NPORS. There are a wide range of mowers in use. If used correctly and maintained properly they should pose very little risk to the operator or to people around the machine. But accidents do happen, often for very simple reasons.

This course is for anyone who is required to use a ride-on mower as part of their work. This would include novices and experienced operators who require certification or their skills updating.

Industry Experience

Contour Training’s industry experience includes working with both public and private sector, construction and utility sectors, government organisations, local authorities, MOD and conservation groups. We have some of the most experienced Lantra Awards and NPORS trainers in the UK, many of whom are also highly experienced with all types of all-terrain vehicles.

Why Learn?

The aim of ride-on mower training courses is to provide operators, both new and experienced, with an insight into safety awareness and risk assessment in order to reduce the likelihood of an accident occurring. Operator training is a legal requirement under PUWER regulations.

Awarding Bodies

The course is usually run as a Lantra ITA and those reaching the required standard will receive a Lantra Certificate of Competence. Alternatively, the course can be delivered to NPOSR accreditation standard.

Ride-on Mower Course Content

Duration: 1 day (best between March and October)

Maximum delegates: 6

Awarding bodies: NPORS, Lantra Awards

On successful completion of a ride-on Mower course candidates will be able to:

  • Identify the risks associated with the use of ride-on mowers
  • Select appropriate PPE
  • Identify and understand the function of all instruments and controls
  • Carry out daily checks as indicated in the operators manual
  • Carry out pre-start checks
  • Identify and report any faults
  • Adjust the cutting mechanism to achieve the required standard
  • Operate the machine in a safe and competent manner
  • Perform after-use maintenance
  • Understand the requirements for travelling on the public road
  • Be able to load and transport the machine (if appropriate)

Duration: 1 day (best between March and October)

Maximum delegates: 6

Awarding bodies: NPORS, Lantra Awards



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