Safe use of Wood Chippers

Upcoming Dates

For upcoming dates please contact us on 02838398700

Duration: 1 Day

Maximum 6 Candidates

Who Should Attend

Industrial staff who are required to operate a mobile wood-chipper as part of their work.


The aim of this course is to provide training to industrial staff so that they can operate wood-chippers safely and effectively. Training will cover the basic safe operation of a mobile wood-chipper including both trailer and tractor mounted wood chippers.


By the end of the course candidates will be aware of the following:

  • Understand the legal requirements relating to operating a portable wood-chipper.
  • Identify and comply with the relevant manufacturer’s instructions manual.
  • Identify various hazards associated with the use of wood-chippers including noise, vibration, entanglement, ejection of material being chipped and manual handling.
  • Identify key controls, functions and any required pre-use checks.
  • Prepare the wood-chipper for operation including fueling operations.
  • Carry out any basic routine maintenance to the wood- chipper safely and efficiently.
  • Identify the most suitable areas for siting the wood-chipper.
  • Store and transport the wood-chipper safely.
  • Carry out any required shut-down checks.
  • Identify all PPE requirements relating to the wood-chipper.
Training Methods

A high proportion of hands-on demonstrations and practical exercises, supplemented with classroom based tutorials.

  • Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations
  • Equipment operator manual
  • ACOP
  • Guidance Notes
Additional info

All candidates attending the course must bring suitable personal protective clothing such as safety helmets, protective boots, gloves, Hi-vis jacket or vest and protective eye wear.
All equipment used must meet current legislation, and have available a current test certificate for inspection and operators manual.

If you would like any more information on either of these options, or to discuss your requirements please contact 02838 398700 or email [email protected]

Have a query about a course?
Send us a message or contact [email protected]


22 03 21


8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Portadown Training Centre (Head Office)

Training Location

Portadown Training Centre (Head Office)
Industry Training Services Ltd 7B Derryneskan Road Portadown Co Armagh BT62 1UH
Industry Training Services


Industry Training Services
028 3839 8700
[email protected]
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