- Regulations and Industry Best Practice for preparation.
- Operator maintenance and pre-work checks.
- Organisation of work area; safe operation, conversion to transport position.
- 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.
Training should be refreshed every 3-5 years.
What did other people think about this course?
"Additional maintenance/ checks and knowledge on tractor as well as chipper was helpful"
"Scott is very calm and collected. happy to answer my questions."
- "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"