Stump Grinders

Duration: One day

Group Size: Maximum of 4 learners

Who should attend: All persons employed in arboriculture, forestry, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance that is or will be required to operate Stump Grinders.

Course aims: The course aims to ensure learners are aware how to perform safe and efficient stump grinding of a range of stump sizes as well as risk assessing and routine maintenance on relevant machinery.

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of the course the learner will have covered the following content:

  • Produce a site specific Risk Assessment for stump grinding operations
  • State the principles of HSE legislation and safety guidelines for using a stump grinder
  • Select the appropriate PPE and state the maintenance requirements
  • Carry out operator checks and identify the safety features of a stump grinder
  • Carry out routine operator maintenance
  • Inspect and identify defects on the grinding mechanism
  • Prepare machine prior to operation, start the machine, carry out safety checks and stop machine
  • Prepare a work area and a range of stumps for grinding and identify hazardous materials not to be ground
  • Use approved techniques for safe and efficient stump grinding of a range of stump sizes
  • State the procedure for removing blockages
  • Re-instate ground and deal with arisings
  • Prepare machine for transport and storage
  • Certification: Upon successful completion of the end of course assessment the learners will receive a certificate of attendance supplied by the training provider.

    NB: Learners must supply their own Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for this course.

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