Stump Grinder

A1 Arborists Limited
In Wigton

Price on request
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Important information

Typology Course
Location Wigton
Duration 2 Days
  • Course
  • Wigton
  • Duration:
    2 Days

Where and when
Starts Location
On request
Spittal Rigg, CA7 0ES, Cumbria, England
Starts On request
Spittal Rigg, CA7 0ES, Cumbria, England

Course programme

Learning Outcomes:

  • Identify, inspect and comment on key parts of the machine
  • Prepare the machine for work safely without risk to themselves, other people or the environment
  • Carry out daily and routine maintenance on the machine
  • Operate the machine safely and competently without risk to themselves, others and the environment
  • Replace cutters in accordance with manufacturers instructions
  • Prepare the machine for transportation
  • Start Date: On demand

    Guidance Notes for Candidates and Assessors

    The assessment is divided in to 3 compulsory units:

    1. Prepare the stump grinder for operation

    2. Operate the stump grinder

    3. Maintain the stump grinder

    Candidates must successfully achieve all assessment activities in all three units.

    Safe Practice

    The assessment is carried out in accordance with the safety guidelines laid down in FASTCo Safety Guides: 606, 801; Health and Safety Executive publications and current legal requirements.

    Appropriate Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) must be worn at all times.

    Any equipment used must be operated in such a way that the Candidate, Assessor, other persons or equipment are not endangered.

    Failure to operate safely and comply with these requirements will result in the Candidate not meeting the required standard.

    It is recommended that suitable barrier creams are used when necessary.

    Validation of Equipment

    A Manufacturer’s instruction book or other operators’ manual should be available.

    All equipment being used for this assessment must comply with the relevant requirements of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998.

    Any appropriate stump grinder (tractor mounted, trailed or pedestrian controlled machines, either power take off or engine driven), complying with legal requirements is acceptable for the assessment, provided it is suitably equipped for all assessment activities to be carried out.

    Additional Information

    May be sought from the relevant manufacturer’s instruction book, operators’ manual or any other appropriate training or safety publication.

    Site: Stump suitable for grinding (minimum 380mm diameter)

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