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Manually Fed Woodchipper


Anyone required to use a manually fed woodchipper as part of their work or for personal use. This would include novices and experienced operators who require their skills up-dating.

This course can also include the Leafblower & Vacuum qualification as an “add on” for a small additional fee; please ask when booking.


1 days training with an integrated City & Guilds NPTC Assessment


max. 4 per course / 6 per course if experienced


This is normally started at our site locally to Builth Wells, in Powys.
If you have enough people for a full course we are able to run this course on your site (subject to a pre-course visit).




City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Manually Fed Wood-chipper


mwmac Training Certificate & City & Guilds NPTC Qualification Certificate


  • Understand the relevant legislation and safety guidelines for using a woodchipper.
  • Select the appropriate PPE and state its maintenance requirements.
  • Carry out operator checks and routine operator maintenance, including the cutting mechanism & safety features of a woodchipper.
  • Produce a site specific risk assessment for wood chipping operations.
  • Position machine for 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 to avoid.
  • Use safe and effective methods to chip woody brash and both short and long sections of timber.
  • Understand the procedure for removing blockages.
  • Know the safety and environmental factors associated with the disposal of woodchips and a range of end uses for woodchips.
  • Clean & tidy site to specification and prepare machine for transport and storage.

Course Information Sheet:

Course Information Sheet – Manually Fed Woodchipper

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