Manually Fed Brushwood Chipper
The introduction of wood chippers for any business engaged in forestry and grounds maintenance activities has drastically altered the way in which they work. There are huge benefits to operating a wood chipper, not least because they are a more, environmentally-friendly way of working by avoiding the need of having to burn arisings from tree work. They convert a useless, waste product i.e. brushwood into a useful, usable product known as woodchip.
Most industry standard, towable wood chippers can process branches with a diameter of upto 150mm (6 inches) and can chip up to 3.5 tons of brushwood per hour.
Whilst clearly increasing a company’s efficiencies in clearing up after carrying out tree works, they are inherently dangerous if not operated correctly.
Therefore, it is essential for anyone operating a wood chipper to receive the proper instruction and training.
This course will cover:-
- Key legislation and guidance
- Site risk assessments
- Pre-towing checks
- Correct siting of chipper
- Different types of wood chippers and blade systems
- Pre-use checks
- Safe operation and correct feeding
- Emergency stop procedures
- Clearing of blockages
- Maintenance and servicing
- Emergency procedures in event of accident
- Brushwood identification and potential hazards
- Written assessment