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Woodchippers - LANTRA Awards

LANTRA course with theory and practical training session and assessment covering the maintenance of Woodchippers, safety guidelines and appropriate techniques.


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Course Details

Product number: LANTRA_WCHP

To provide delegates with the skills and knowledge required to safely operate and maintain wood chippers. This is a hands-on course that delivers both practical skills and health & safety guidance.

  • 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 wood chipper
  • Select the appropriate personal protective equipment and state the maintenance requirements
  • Carry out operator checks and identify the safety features of a wood chipper
  • 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


Any delegate either employed in, or looking to be employed in agriculture, horticulture, landscaping or grounds maintenance, who is or will be required to operate wood chippers.

Due to the nature of the training a minimum level of fitness will be required for specific operations.  Whilst we would not want to disadvantage you as a learner, it is an essential requirement.

Upon successful completion of the course delegates will receive a LANTRA accredited certificate. City & Guilds Registration can be arranged at additional cost. For the City & Guilds certificate an additional exam will need to be completed which will be arranged during the training. There will be an additional cost for this certificate.

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