Use of Woodchipper Course
1-day NPTC ITA Woodchipper – ITA Assessment
Woodchippers are an indispensable machine for any tree surgery operation. They reduce the volume of waste that needs removing from site by a factor of approximately 90%. They also convert a waste product (brushwood) into a useable product (woodchip). Common chipper capacities are 6″ – 10″ branch diameter and any machine which will chip a branch this size at a feed rate of 1 foot per second, this is obviously, potentially dangerous; woodchipper training is, therefore, essential.
This course is a 1-day course with NPTC integrated training and assessment. An NPTC Certificate of Competence and NPTC skills card will be issued on successfully passing the Assessment.
The NPTC woodchipper assessment is divided in to 3 compulsory units:
- Inspect and maintain the woodchipper
- Prepare the woodchipper for operation
- Operate the woodchipper
Formal Woodchipper training is a legal requirement under PUWER – the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations.
1-day NPTC IA Woodchipper
This course is run & assessed by an NPTC Assessor on the same day.
Costs and Booking
Maximum 5 people
NPTC IA Course – £250 per candidate inc VAT & NPTC Registration
Clients may train on their own machine provided that it is compliant, or may use ours if desired.