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Maintenence and safe use of stump grinders

1 Day Course

Course Objectives

  • 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 teeth.
  • Prepare machine prior to operation, start the machine, carry out safety checks and stop the machine.
  • Prepare a work area and identify hazards .
  • Use approved techniques to effectively grind a stump.
  • State the procedure for removing blockages.
  • State the safety and environmental factors associated with the disposal of waist material

NB: The use of the manufacturer’s instruction book is stressed at all times to ensure maintenance and adjustments are carried out to manufacturers' recommendations.

Who are the courses for?

Any person employed in:

  • Professional forestry
  • Horticulture
  • Arboricultural activities
  • Landscaping and grounds maintenance

who are or will be required to operate stump grinders. Inexperienced members may require longer than the stated guide times to fully utilise the information supplied. This is an Integrated Training and Assessment (ITA) course, and successful candidates will receive a Certificate of Basic Training and ID card.