NPTC Safe Use of Stump Grinders
This course is aimed at arborists, landscapers, grounds persons, estate workers and any other persons who may need to operate and maintain a stump grinder.
The course will cover basic generic and site risk assessments, current Health and Safety legislation and PPE. However, it will consist mainly of the practical elements so you will be carrying out pre-start and post-operational checks, routine maintenance tasks and removal and replacement of the grinding teeth. You will be asked to operate the stump grinder in a safe manner taking into account site and operator safety.
Through a variety of practical and theory lessons.
Courses are taught by experienced, highly skilled tutors who attend specific annual industry training programmes. The arboriculture workshops are fully resourced and the pro-active approach of the department ensures that all the chainsaws and related tools and equipment are up-to-date with modern technology and current legislation. All of this ensures Merrist Wood is the place to study this course.
The City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Stump Grinders assessment is integrated into the course.
No formal requirements but students must be over 16 years of age.
You could move onto other related short courses.
The cost includes all instruction and use of equipment, registration and assessment fees. PPE can be hired from the college for an extra cost.