Safe Use and Operation of Chippers

A one day course in the safe use and operation of mechanical chippers, designed for those employed in arboriculture, forestry, horticulture, landscaping and grounds maintenance who are required to operate Woodchippers. Inexperienced members may require longer than the stated guide times to fully utilise the information supplied.

Instructor: Tony Judge

Cost: £140 per person.

Venue: Various

Maximum Trainees: 4

Requirements: None.

Course aims:Produce a site specific Risk Assessment for wood chipping operations · State the principles of HSE legislation and safety guidelines for using a woodchipper · Select the appropriate PPE and state the maintenance requirements · Carry out operator checks and identify the safety features of a woodchipper · Carry out routine operator maintenance · Inspect and identify defects on the blades · Prepare machine prior to 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 not to be chipped · Use approved techniques to chip woody brash and both short and long sections of timber safely and effectively · State the procedure for removing blockages · State the safety and environmental factors associated with the disposal of woodchips and the various end uses of woodchips · Prepare machine for transport and storage The use of the manufacturer’s instruction book is stressed at all times to ensure maintenance and adjustments are carried out to manufacturers’ recommendations.

Leads to: LANTRA and NPTC Assessment

Date of next course:

TBC

Other dates available on application

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