Woodchipper Course

Who is the course for?

Those required to operate woodchippers

What are the course objectives?

  • Produce a site specific risk assessment for wood chipping operations
  • State the principles of HSE legislation and safety guidelines for using a woodchipper
  • Select the appropriate PPE 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 the defects on the blades
  • Prepare machine prior to operation, start the machine, carry out safety checks and stop the 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 machinery for transport and storage

What qualification does it give?

Candidates can chose from either:

  • City & Guilds NPTC Woodchipper Certificate
    or
  • Lantra Awards Certificate

How long is the course?

One day

How much does it cost?

£120 plus VAT plus Lantra or NPTC Registration and Assessment fee plus VAT