Shredder and Wood chipper training course

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Kentra can provide a Shredder and Wood chipper training course, for novice candidates through to experienced operators and the course registered by ourselves or with an awarding body if required. We have provided training on small garden machinery to giant industrial shredding and chipping machines, if you would like to discuss the different machines we can cover on this course please Contact us.


Novice: 4 Candidates: 1 Instructor: Duration 1-2 Days

Refresher and Test: 4 Candidates: 1 Instructor: Duration 1 Day

Experienced Worker Test (EWT): 6 Candidates: 1 Instructor: 1 Day

On completion of the course, the candidates should be able to operate and maintain safely a wood chipper / shredder.

Course Contents
Responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, PUWER 1998, LOLER 1998 and other relevant legislation.
Pre-transport checks
Pre-operational checks
Work site preparation
Feeding chute, including safe lifting techniques and safe working procedures
Dealing with blockages
End of shift checks

Course Requirements
A room for the theory session and a safe area for the practical session, using the wood chipper to shred vegetation.

Delegates will be expected to provide their own PPE.

Certification & Validation
This course can be registered with different awarding bodies if required, or simply a Kentra card – as a registered training provider we can supply a plastic ID card as proof of training, suitable for the HSE and insurances.

If an awarding body validation is required we will need to notify them prior to the course, so please mention this when booking.
Candidates successfully completing this course will receive one of the following certifications:

Kentra validation and plastic ID card

NPORS registration and plastic ID card N603 Shredder and Wood chipper training course

Wood chipper training course

We can deliver many types of Horticultural courses, if you would like to discuss the different courses please Contact us.

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