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Stump Grinder operator training

Stump grinder Training Courses are delivered to  give the candidate the knowledge & practical skill to achieve certificates of competence by assessment by bodies such as NPTC City & Guilds.

Nptc City  Guilds LogoCourse fees £175.00 +vat 

Awarded certificates of competence are widely recognised by both sector employers and the health & safety executive.

Tuition for the candidate to prepare the mechanical stump grinder to ensure compliance with safe operation & site preparation prior to & during the removal of unwanted tree stumps, often carried out by Tree surgeons, Arborists or other ground workers in Horticulture. 

The operation to remove unwanted tree stumps that allows for an area once occupied by a tree to be used for other Horticultural or other uses.

Content of the Stump Grinder course

• Introduction & aims.

• Pre-use checks & risk assessments associated with using a stump Grinder.

• Familiarisation with the machine and the working parts.

• Inspection & Routine maintenance.

• Checking & maintaining of the cutting tooth - teeth.

• Carryout daily / Pre-use / weekly checks.

• Protective clothing required.

• Starting & pre-use checks.

• Practical demonstrations & safe use.

• Establishing a safe working area in operations on site.

• Safe working practices. Buried Service media

• Storage & transportation.

• Legislative issues.

Stump Grinder Grinding Training Course 1 


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Courses are delivered to give the candidate the knowledge & practical skill to achieve certificates of competence by assessment by bodies such as NPTC City & Guilds.

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Combined Arborists Starter Courses


Combined Grounds Maintenance Course


Tree Surgery Tree Climbing, Aerial Rescue & Tree Pruning, Tree Dismantling, Ground assistant.


Chainsaw  Maintenance, Small & Large Tree Felling, Dangerous Trees, Polechainsaws.


Farm: Tractor Driving including Loader attachments, Trailer & Pto Attachments,  Quad Bike Use,

Pto Boom Pesticides Spraying. 


Land:  Strimmers, Hedgecutters, Grass Mowers, Backpack Pesticide Spraying


Machinery: Woodchippers, Stump Grinders, Mini Digger Use, Cherry Picker Use.


First Aid: 1 Day & Multiple Day Trauma & First Aid Training.