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Flexible 1 day Level 2 Part-Time - Day Kirkley Hall Campus Skills & Qualifications Enquire

What’s it all about?

This course covers:
- Risk assessment
- Relevant health and safey legislation
- Correct PPE
- Operator checks and safety features
- Routine operator maintenance
- Cutter maintenance
- Pre-start checks
- Preparation of site and materials
- Operation
- Unblocking
- Re-instatement of excavation and disposal of arisings
- Clearing
- Transport and storage

This course is integrated training with assessment.A refresher course for experienced operators is also available.

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

You will be taught using a mix of theory and practical and assessment will be an integrated part of the course.

This course will take place between 9am and 5pm. Days are dependent on booking availability.

Stump grinders remove tree stumps by literally chipping away at them - usually with a cutting wheel. As a result, they can be dangerous tools if used incorrectly or without adequate training.

Our course will teach you the appropriate techniques and safety guidelines. It's ideal if you work in the arboriculture, forestry, horticulture, landscaping or grounds maintenance industries.

This is a hands-on course that delivers both practical skills and health and safety guidance as well as demonstrating that you and your employer have completed sufficient training to meet the Provision and Use of Work Equipment regulations 1998 (PUWER).


What’s next?

Following the completion of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills to safely operate stumpgrinders to remove tree stumps.

You could also study one of our other land-based courses.

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