HRETDs stump cutter machine safety training course details
Safely operate a stump cutter
or grinder machine
SAQA unit standard: 117071
Field: Agriculture and Nature Conservation
NQF level:  03 (2 credits)
Maximum learners per group: Five learners
Novice training duration: Five days
Re-certification training duration: One day
HRETDs safely operate a stump cutter or grinder machine training course details
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Included in this mutimedia training programme Tree stumps often result from felled or fallen trees or even broken branches. This results in unwanted or unsightly stumps that may be undesirable to the land or property owner.

Learners found competent to operate a stump cutting or grinding machine will be able to use the machine to remove tree stumps.

Entry requirements

Grade 7 certificate (basic maths and English literacy) or equivalent qualification.

For any queries regarding the requirements and conditions of stump cutter machine training, contact our skills development advisor for more information.

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Each learner will receive

Stump cutting machine operator safety training

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Course content

Inspect the equipment and operational site

Grinder is checked and serviced. The importance of sharpening blades is explained. The consequences of not tightening up loose parts is explained.

Prepare to use stump grinder on site

Personal Protective Clothing (PPC) is worn as a protective measure. The function and protection offered by each item of the PPC is described. Site is checked for possible power, sewage, telecom lines and other ground utilities. The grinder is prepared for operation. On-site precautionary measures are taken in accordance with standard operating procedures.

Operate stump grinder as per specifications

Grinder is operated safely according to manufacturer instructions, workplace procedures and site conditions.

Conduct activities for post equipment use

Grinder is checked for debris after use. Grinder is checked for loose parts after use. Loose parts are tightened up. Grinder is transported off site. Site condition is in accordance to requirements and as per contractual obligations. Site condition is in accordance to workplace standards, legal and/or sector norms and standards.

Assessment methods

We conduct a formative theoretical assessment at the beginning of the course to gauge the learner’s initial understanding (novices only). At the end of the training, a summative theoretical and practical application assessment is conducted, to find if the learner is competent; if not, additional developmental areas are identified and suggested.

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Fibre Processing and Manufacturing (FP&M) SETA

Training programme accreditation

This training programme is aligned to the Fibre Processing and Manufacturing (FP&M) SETA in accordance with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) unit standard 117071: Fell Trees Using a Chainsaw and Machine Assistance.

HRETD certification policy

Provided that the entry requirements have been met, and the learner found competent to operate a stump cutting machine, the candidate will receive a certificate of competence that is valid life-long, and that does not expire.

HRETD offers training programmes, from short skills courses to train the trainer courses. We specialise in legal compliance training that is accredited with the TETA and CETA when it comes to technical training, operator training, in service training and onsite training. Our assessors and facilitator trainers responsible for assessment, recertification and certification offer effective training that is Cost effective, competitively priced and affordable in the SADC region including Namibia. We also offer course development. We also offer vermeer sc130 stump cutte, large stump grinder, vermeer stump grinder, stump cutter training, tree stump removal, stump grinder course near me, tree cutting courses, chainsaw training, tree surgery courses, tree courses, tree surgeon course cost, arborist courses, ground care training, Highly Skilled Tree Removal, Tree stump grinding, Bush Clearing, Stump Grinders Course, Stump Grinding Training, Stump Grinder, Stump Grinding Operations Training Course, Training For Trees, Taking Care With Stump Grinding, Tree Cleaning & Cutting, Tree Cutting & Stump Removal and TOMCAT Stump Grinder
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