Using a ride-on mower safely

Challenge reference: 3499

Notional learning hours  30
Level Entry 2
Preparing for Adulthood pathway
Vocational area
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