Using a ride-on mower safely

Challenge reference: 3499

Notional learning hours  30
Level E2
Preparing for Adulthood pathway
Vocational area
Skill
Learning aim

The learner will develop practical gardening skills by being able to demonstrate safe use of a ride-on mower to maintain a large grassed area.

Learning context

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Learning outcomes

What the learner needs to know, understand or be able to do

The learner will:

  1. Be able to select and wear appropriate Personal Protective Equipment.

  2. Demonstrate correct use of a ride-on mower.

Assessment criteria

What the learner need to demonstrate in order to meet the learning outcome

The learner can:

    • Follow simple instructions to select and wear appropriate PPE eg goggles/ safety glasses, ear defenders, hat, appropriate shoes
    • Demonstrate the correct use of a ride-on mower through completion of the following steps:
      • Locate mower by simple directions
      • Get on mower appropriately, in a safe manner being careful not to stand on the blade protector
      • Indicate to appropriate support that they are ready to start mowing and know where they are going
      • Start mower and move off slowly in a controlled manner
      • Engage mower blades
      • Mow in a straight line
      • Mow around an object
      • Disengage blades
      • Return the mower to the correct location
      • Switch off the mower
      • Get off mower in a controlled manner being careful not to stand on blade protector