Lantra Technical Award in Woodchipping

Woodchippers are popular pieces of equipment used in industries from arboriculture to woodland preservation. They're powerful tools that have the potential to cause injury if used incorrectly - this makes training essential.

Our one day course with tree specialist Rob Fletcher will teach you how to operate a woodchipper safely and with confidence. It's aimed at anyone employed in arboriculture, forestry, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance who is required to operate woodchippers.

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

** Booking deadline 20th February **

    Attendees are asked to notify the Greensand Trust of any mobility problems or medical conditions that could impair their own health and safety prior to attending the course.

    Attendees are also asked to notify the Greensand Trust of any dietary or other requirements.

    Should you wish to book via invoice please email us at [email protected] to arrange your booking.

    Numbers are strictly limited (6).

    Cost = £195/person.  This includes all LANTRA accreditation costs plus lunch and refreshments.

    This course is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund through the Greensand Country Landscape Partnership.

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    LANTRA Woodchipping

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