Two tree cutters using a wood chipper

Training Courses

Brushwood Chipper

Available courses:

  • Brushwood Chipper

    20th Mar 2019
    3 left out of total 4

Course content

  • Regulations and Industry Best Practice for preparation.
  • Operator maintenance and pre-work checks.
  • Organisation of work area; safe operation, conversion to transport position.

Course Objectives

  • 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.

 

What did other people think about this course?

- "Well structured and nicely paced"

- "Clear, easily understood + informative, especially regarding maintenance"

- "As always well carried out and lots of information given"

- "Excellent instructor. I would recommed anyone on courses"