Gaining this qualification proves that you can prepare, operate and maintain a stump grinder in a competent and professional manner.

The training and assessment is divided into three compulsory units:

1. Prepare the stump grinder for operation

2. Operate the stump grinder

3. Maintain the stump grinder


1 day training followed by assessment at a later date.

Entry Requirements

You must be aged 16 years or over and be physically fit and able to complete the tasks involved. Candidate must provide their own PPE.

Skills & Knowledge Assessed
  • Current legislation relating to movement of a machine on a public highway
  • Legal and Safety requirements
  • Pre-start checks
  • Statutory guard requirements
  • Fuel storage and transportation
  • Safe lifting and handling requirements
  • Suitability of machine for the task and machine adjustments
  • Check output against specification
  • Cleaning and storage
  • Completion of appropriate documentation
  • Identification of hazards and erecting barriers/signs to safeguard the public.