Brush Wood Chipper Operation


1. Should be physically fit and agile with no history of epilepsy, etc.

2. Minimum age 16yrs. Participants should supply their own Personal Protective Equipment (as per AFAG guidance); NPTC Assessment Schedules (can be supplied on request) & 1 passport sized photograph.


 1.             Identify the Risk Assessment and Emergency procedures on a work site

2.             Prepare a site to work on damaged trees

3.             Prepare chainsaw for operation

4.             Restrain a root plate of a damaged tree with a hand winch and sever the root plate

5.             Dismantle branches from a damaged tree

6.             Fell a damaged tree



1.          Normal course duration is up to 1 day.

2.         Upon successful completion candidates will be assessed for NPTC  City & Guilds competence unit 205 (CS48).

A City & Guilds Certificate Level 2 will be issued to all successful candidates.

Maximum of 6 candidates per course.

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