Arboriculture > Woodchippers/Shredders


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Lantra or City & Guilds NPTC


1 - Day

Course Code

NPTC 001425 (INT) 1217 NPTC 001430 (IND) 1217


Integrated/Independent - Practical test with one to one verbal questioning

The woodchippers/shredders course covers pre-use checks, maintenance, identification of controls, instruments and operating the machine safely.

Integrated assessment with both Lantra and City & Guilds (NPTC). If an independent assessment is required this will take place a few days after training (NPTC only).

By the end of the course, you'll be able to:

  • Produce a site-specific risk assessment for wood chipping operations
  • State the principles of Health and Safety Executive legislation and safety guidelines for using a woodchipper
  • Select the appropriate personal protective equipment and state the maintenance requirements
  • Carry out operator checks and identify the safety features of a woodchipper
  • Carry out routine operator maintenance
  • Inspect and identify defects on the blades
  • Prepare machine prior to operation, start the machine, carry out safety checks and stop machine
  • Prepare a work area and a range of materials for chipping and identify hazardous materials not to be chipped
  • Use approved techniques to chip woody brash and both short and long sections of timber safely and effectively
  • State the procedure for removing blockages
  • State the safety and environmental factors associated with the disposal of woodchips and the various end uses of woodchips
  • Prepare machine for transport and storage.

Details available from:

Available For:

On-site to groups, email for a quote stating how many people you anticipate will attend.

Suitable For:

Those who use a woodchipper/shredderr as part of their work, for example , cemeteries, parks, gardens and amenity horticultural staff etc.

New dates currently being planned – Use the link below to register your interest.


Tel: 01902 440251
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