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Course: Turf Maintenance Equipment Pedestrian and/or Tractor Mounted

The Assessment:

The assessment establishes that the candidate has the relevant knowledge and understanding as well as the appropriate skill required for the competent safe use of turf maintenance equipment.


The assessment is divided into three compulsory units:

Unit 1 Pre-start Safety
Unit 2 Operate Pedestrian Controlled Turf Maintenance Equipment
Unit 3 Operate Tractor Mounted Turf Maintenance Equipment

Candidates must successfully achieve:  

Unit 1 which is compulsory and/either

Unit 2 or Unit 3 which are optional


Skills to be assessed:

  • Pre-start checks
  • Identification of hazards
  • Erect appropriate warning signs and/or barriers to safeguard public
  • Suitability of machine for appropriate task
  • Check output against specification
  • Machine adjustments
  • Safe lifting and handling
  • Cleaning and storage
  • Completion of appropriate documentation.


Knowledge to be assessed:

  • Legal requirements
  • Safety requirements
  • Pre-start checks
  • Statutory guard requirements
  • Current legislation relating to the movement of a machine on a public highway
  • Fuel storage and transportation
  • Safe lifting and handling requirements
  • Identification of hazards
  • Appropriate documentation


Candidates will be assessed as ‘competent’ or ‘not yet competent’

The assessment requires a practical demonstration of the candidate’s competence. Underpinning knowledge and understanding will be assessed orally.

For details of cost please contact GOSTA Training