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Integrated/Independent - Practical test with one-to-one verbal questioning
This course covers pre-use checks, maintenance, identification of controls, instruments and operating the machine safely.
By the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Produce a site-specific risk assessment for wood chipping operations
- State the principles of Health and Safety Executive legislation and safety guidelines for using a woodchipper
- Select the appropriate personal protective equipment 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.
On-site to groups. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a quotation stating how many people you anticipate will attend.
Those who use, or will be using, a woodchipper/shredder as part of their work in cemeteries, parks, gardens, amenity locations, horticultural staff etc.
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