Forestry & Arboriculture Courses



Woodchippers are powerful pieces of equipment and if they are not used correctly they have the potential to cause injury, this makes having training essential.

This one day  training course will provide you with the appropriate techniques and safety guidelines to ensure that you are not only confident when using the woodchipper but that you are also aware of relevant health and safety guidelines making sure you stay protected.  This course will suit you if you work in arboriculture, forestry, horticulture, landscaping or grounds maintenance industries and you operate or will be required to operate a woodchipper.

Wood Chipper courses are either integrated training & assessment with Lantra or independently assessed buy City & Guilds NPTC.

Course Content:

  • 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 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

Course Length

  • 1 day 

West Berks & Oxon Training

For further information, please do not hesitate to contact us

07919 430312

Kilmarnock House
Unit 1 Woolley Barns
Woolley Nr Wantage
Oxon, OX12 8TA