NPTC Manually Fed Wood Chipper Operations

Course overview

This course is aimed at arborists, landscapers, grounds persons, estate workers and any other persons who may need to operate and maintain a manually fed wood chipper.

The course will cover basic generic and site risk assessments, current H&S legislation and PPE; however, it will consist mainly of the practical elements so you will be carrying out pre-start and post-operational checks, routine maintenance tasks and removal and replacement of the chipper knives. You will be asked to operate the wood chipper in a safe manner taking into account site and operator safety.

Merrist Wood has developed an excellent reputation for land-based expertise and coupled with our award-winning Learning Philosophy, we are able to offer a practical education, tailored to your needs.

This course is delivered by highly qualified trainers using modern equipment.

NPTC Assessment can be integrated into the training.

You must be 16 or over to participate in this training and assessment.

If you have attended this training you may be interested in attended any of the following: 

  • Level 2 Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Stump Grinders
  • Level 2 Safe Use of Handheld Hedge Cutters
  • Level 2 Safe Use of Pedestrian or Ride-on Mowers

The cost includes all instruction, use of equipment and City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Manually Fed Wood-chipper assessment fees. PPE can be hired from the college for an extra cost.

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