East Malling Short Courses

Safe Use of Stump Grinders (CSSG)


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Cost: £215
Duration: 1 Day
Certification: L2 LANTRA or City & Guilds NPTC
Assessment Type: Integrated Assessment
(The cost of the assessment is included in the cost of the course)

This course is essential if you use a stumpgrinder in the arboriculture, forestry, horticulture, landscaping or grounds maintenance industries.

This is a hands-on course that delivers both practical skills and health and safety guidance as well as demonstrating that you and your employer have completed sufficient training to meet the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).

This is an integrated training and assessment course.

The course will cover:

  • Risk assessment and emergency procedures
  • Health and safety guidelines and legislation
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Pre-use checks and machine safety features
  • Routine checks and maintenance
  • Cutter maintenance
  • Start the machine and carry out safety checks
  • Preparation of site, machine and materials
  • Operation of stump grinder
  • Unblocking stump grinder
  • Re-instatement of excavation and disposal of arisings
  • Clearing, transport, and storage.

This course is over 1 day, if you are an inexperienced operator you may require a 2 day course.

You will be required to provide your own PPE

  • Helmet with visor with ear protection.
  • Protective footwear
  • Protective gloves
  • Suitable outdoor workwear.


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