Stump Grinders

Stump Grinders

Who is the course for?

Anyone employed in arboriculture, forestry, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance who is required to operate Stump Grinders.


To enable course members to:

  • 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 grinding mechanism
  • Prepare machine prior to operation, start the machine, carry out safety checks ad stop machine
  • Prepare work are, a range of  stumps for grinding and identify hazardous materials not be ground
  • Use approved techniques for safe and efficient stump grinding of a range of stump sizes
  • State the procedure for removing blockages
  • Prepare machine for transport & storage

Course Details:

An Integrated training and assessment (ITA) only.

Duration: 1 day per machine. Maximum of 4 trainees per course.

1 day refresher for experienced operators who already hold a Lantra qualification or who can verify they have had minimum of 2 years’ experience.   Maximum of 6 trainees per course.

Certification gained:  Lantra Certificate of Competence, valid for 5 years.

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