Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
Flexible 1 day Level 2 Part-Time - Day Kirkley Hall Campus Skills & Qualifications

What’s it all about?

This course covers:

- Risk assessment
- Relevant health and safey legislation
- Correct PPE
- Operator checks and safety features
- Routine operator maintenance
- Preparing machine for operation and safety checks
- Prepare work area and materials
- Use of approved techniques
- Procedure for removing blockages
- Correct disposal of woodchip
- Prepare machine for transport and storage

Study level Cost
19+ please enquire

You will be taught using a mix of theory and practical methods and assessment is integrated throughout the course.

This course will take place between 9am-5pm. Days dependent on booking availability.

The aims of this course are to:

- Know the health and safety requirements for operating a wood-chipper
- Be able to carry out a risk assessment on a site
- Be able to prepare the equipment and site for wood-chipping operations
- Be able to operate a wood-chipper
- Carry out maintenance on a wood-chipper

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What’s next?

Following this course, you will be able to safely operate a manually fed wood-chipper as part of your work in the agriculture or aboriculture sector.

You could also progress to study one of our other short land-based courses.

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