Learn how to operate and maintain a stump grinder

Manually Fed

Learn how to operate and maintain a wood-chipper

Powered Pole

Learn how to operate and maintain a pole pruner

& Trimmers

Learn how to operate and maintain a brush-cutter


Tree Surgery Machinery Training Courses

Here you will find our range of machinery training courses. Machinery equipment such as powered pole pruners and brush-cutters are used within various industries, not only within tree surgery but also landscape gardening, and grounds maintenance. Ground Up Training provides machinery training for many leading golf courses across the south of England. When using a powered pole pruner or brush-cutter you are required under PUWER to have gained a recognised certificate of competence. Our 1 day courses are an integrated course. Integrated (ITA) means your instructor can deem you fit at the end of the day without the use of an Independent assessor. ITA is an excellent way of becoming training and qualified in your chosen area. Stump Grinder and Manually Fed Wood-Chipper are also  ITA units. Using wood-chippers is an essential part of tree surgery. Gaining your wood-chipper training is a great start in your career in arboriculture. Most jobs require the use of a wood-chipper, we invite you to begin your machinery training here and learn how to maintain and operate the wood-chipper. Stump Grinding is a crucial element of tree work. Once a tree has been removed the remaining stump must be removed with the use of a stump grinder. On a ITA Stump Grinder course you will learn how to maintain the stump grinder and how to safely operate the machine.

Are You Ready To Start?

The courses include training for Brushwood Chipper Operations, Stump Grinder Operations, and Wood Chipper Operations.

The machinery training courses are suitable for individuals at all skill levels, from beginners to experienced operators.

The duration varies depending on the specific course, typically ranging from one to three days.

Participants need standard PPE, and specific machinery will be provided during the training.

Successful participants will receive industry-recognized NPTC or LANTRA certifications.