Arboriculture > Woodchippers/Shredders

Cost

Price on enquiry

Accreditation

Lantra

Duration

1-day

Course Code

No code

Assessment

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.

Available For:

On-site to groups. Please email info@groundstraining.com for a quotation stating how many people you anticipate will attend.

Suitable For:

Those who use, or will be using, a woodchipper/shredder as part of their work in cemeteries, parks, gardens, amenity locations, horticultural staff etc.

New dates currently being planned – Use the link below to register your interest.

ENQUIRE ABOUT THIS COURSE

Tel: 01865 509 510
Email: info@groundstraining.com
Enquiry Form