Award in the Safe Use of a Stump Grinder 20-532018-08-09T10:45:38+00:00

Award in the Safe Use of a Stump Grinder 20-53

City and Guilds / NPTC Level 2

Award in the Safe Use of a Stump Grinder 20-53

Professionals such as landscapers, arborists, railway, councils within the land based sector use stump grinders to remove a tree stump as other methods can be time consuming or labour intensive and in some cases not possible by any other means due to the physical nature of the task.

Stump grinders are an amazing piece of equipment that really help to ease some of the pressure and removal time of stumps, however they can be dangerous if used incorrectly for not only the user but other people working or having access to the area.

The course covers the use of self-propelled, pedestrian and tractor mounted stump grinders.

By completing this course, you will be meeting requirements under Health and Safety and in particular the PUWER regulations.

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Award in the Safe Use of a Stump Grinder 20-53 City and Guilds NPTC Level 2.

Learning Outcomes
By the end of this course you should be able to:
1) Know how to carry out a risk assessment.
2) Know the current health and safety legislation and environmental good practice that underpins stump grinder operations.
3) Know the appropriate PPE for the use of the stump grinder.
4) Demonstrate how to check and maintain the stump grinder.
5) Demonstrate how to operate a stump grinder.
6) Know how to carry out post-operative checks on the stump grinder.
7) Know how to clean and appropriately store a stump grinder.

Training fee £180 +VAT = £216 per person.
Assessment plus City and Guilds registration fee £62 per person.

Total £278 per person

All fees are payable upon booking.

Please note that these fees are based on 4 people attending the course.

You will require:
1) Safety footwear.
2) Gloves.
3) Helmet with visor and ear defenders.

The rest of the equipment will be provided by us.

Please get in touch with us if you wish to use your own equipment and machinery to discuss suitability.

One extended day due to integrated training and assessment method (all training and assessment is carried out in the same day).

Award in the Safe Use of a Stump Grinder City and Guilds NPTC Level 2.

This course is arranged when we have people interested in the course, your details are taken and we inform you when a course is being scheduled. Please contact us with your details so we can add you to the list.

Please note that the assessments are to be confirmed and you will be emailed with a date once the assessment has been scheduled.

We do try to ensure that the assessment is consecutive but cannot guarantee this.

Do you need a refresher? HSE advises that you complete a refresher every 5 years, although some insurance companies state every 3 years. We can help. We tend to run the courses when we have four people requiring the same units for refreshing, if you get in touch we can add you to the list and let you know when the next refresher date is planned for.
Equally if you have a group of people we can put a date together just for you.

Safe Use of a Stump Grinder – one day refresher £100 +VAT = £120 per person.

You will receive a Lowe Maintenance Certificate of Completion.

Don’t need a qualification? Your insurance company are happy for formal training only? Then we can help. We can carry out formal training with no accredited assessment.

One day, safe use of stump grinder training fee £100 +VAT = £120 per person.

You will receive a Lowe Maintenance Certificate of Completion.

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