East Malling Short Courses

Safe Use of Manually Fed Wood-chipper


Course dates available:

July 26, 2024
Venue: to be confirmed
September 13, 2024
Venue: This course is reserved for The University of Kent

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Cost: £245
Duration: 1 Day
Certification: L2 LANTRA or City & Guilds NPTC
Assessment Type: Integrated Assessment
(The cost of the assessment is included in the cost of the course)
Course Prerequisites: See below

Our course will teach you how to operate a woodchipper safely and with confidence.

This  hands-on course provides practical skills and health and safety instruction. It will also demonstrate that you and your employer have completed sufficient training to meet the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 (PUWER).

Woodchippers are popular pieces of equipment used in industries from arboriculture to woodland preservation.

This is an integrated training and assessment course.

This course will cover all health and safety issues.

  • Routine maintenance tuition.
  • Practical work will include chipping and removing blockages.

If you are inexperienced you might require an extra training day.




This course requires good manual and physical dexterity and good general fitness. You will need to be 18 years or older to attend this training.

You will need to provide:

  • Woodchipper (unless it is provided)
  • eye and full-face protective visor
  • ear defenders
  • working gloves, adequate to protect hands against flying debris
  • working trousers, adequate to protect legs against flying debris
  • high visibility jacket if possible
  • safety boots with steel toecaps.
  • Please also wear suitable non-snag clothing appropriate for the weather conditions.

You will need to bring you own lunch with you and any drinks you require for the duration of the course.



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