MTF Contracting is run by George Shacklock, with the assistance of Ian Shacklock, who runs MTF Training - a Lantra Awards approved training provider. This means that we are extremely careful to ensure that all operators are qualified to use their machines and are trained to work in a systematic and safe manner at all times.

MTF are fully insured for all of the work we carry out and have £10m Public Liability insurance and comprehensive Professional Indemnity cover.

Qualifications include the following common certificates required for our work:

  • Driving licences up to and including C+E (articulated HGV Class 1) DVLA
  • Agricultural Tractor DVLA + CPCS
  • Telehandler (Telescoping Handler) NPTC + CPCS
  • 4x4 Driving Lantra
  • Sit-In and Sit-Astride ATV (All-Terrain Vehicles) Lantra
  • Winch Operator Lantra
  • Trailer Handling, On and Off-road Lantra
  • Chainsaw Cross Cut Operations and Maintenance NPTC
  • Felling and processing trees up to 380mm NPTC CS31
  • Felling and processing trees over 380mm NPTC CS32
  • Tree climbing and aerial rescue NPTC CS38
    -Aerial cutting of trees with a chainsaw using freefall techniques NPTC CS39
    -Aerial tree rigging NPTC CS41
  • 360° Excavator (above and below 10 tonnes) CPCS
  • Forward Tipping Dumper (Wheeled and Tracked) CPCS
    -Emergency First Aid

This isn't an exhaustive list, so be assured that whatever we undertake, we will only operate machinery in conditions that we are qualified to do - if you have any queries at all, please contact us.