Woodchippers

Wood Chipper training is a 1 – Day Duration course which covers up to One Machine Specific. This can cater for Novices or Experienced operators, however experienced candidates must show proof of previous awards or certification. This will provide an I.T.A Integrated Training Assessment. On completion and assessment successful candidates will receive Certification and I.D registrations cards.

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 the 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

Course Content

  • Introduction
  • Risk Assessment
  • Legislation
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Pre-use checks
  • Safety Features
  • Routine checks and maintenance
  • Cutter and anvil checks
  • Start machine and carry out safety checks
  • Preparation of site, machine and materials
  • Operation of Wood Chipper
  • Unblocking Wood Chipper
  • End uses of woodchip
  • Cleaning, transport and storage

Upcoming courses and cost

We offer this course throughout the year and operate a flexible diary based on demand. For details of our next course and cost please fill out this brief enquiry form and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

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