Course Duration : 1 days for up to 6 operators

Ratio             1 days           1 Machine    :     6 Trainees     :       1 Instructor

1. Aim

To train operators in the safe use of Wood chipping operation

2. Elements

Trainees will receive refresher training on the following elements.

2.1      Operators responsibilities under the relevant legislation, i.e. H&S Law, PUWER Regs 1998, Management of Health & Safety 1999.

2.2      Inspection and selection of equipment and the sections of the relevant sections of legislation.

2.3      Do’s and don’ts.

2.4      Safety regulations applicable to the use of wood chippers and their use.

3. Knowledge

On completion of the course, trainees will have an understanding of :

3.1      Safety requirements for the use of wood chippers

3.2      Their responsibilities under the relevant safety legislation.

3.3      Advantages and disadvantages of various types of machine

3.4      Inspection requirements.

4. Skills

On completion of the course, trainees will be able to :

4.1      Carry out pre use checks.

4.2      Start the machine(s) correctly

4.3.     Accurately use machine(s) for work as defined by the course programmeW.

  • Be aware of any safety precautions that are applicable to the machine and its usage.