ontario parks association

Protecting Tomorrow Today®

Basic Chipper Operations and SAFE Handling

Instructed By:

Left to right: Ken Gillies and Bob Smith
According to the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) between 1992 and 2002 a total of 31 occupational injury deaths were attributable to mobile brush chippers. 68% of fatalities were the result of being caught or compressed by the chipper, and 29% deaths were the result of being struck by the machine or a machine part. 

This one day program will help your employees understand how to work safely with and around a chipper.

This course will cover:
  • Safety Regulations and PPE 
  • Identify existing and potential hazards
  • Routine checks and maintenance
  • Recognizing and avoiding risks 
  • Safe operating techniques
  • Pre-start Inspections
  • Shut down procedures

Upcoming events

No events available

PPE required to attend this session:

  • CSA Approved Class E Type 2 helmet
  • Hearing protection
  • Gloves
  • Eye protection
  • Safety Boots
  • full leg chaps or ballistic pants
Want to host this session? 
For this one day session we require an indoor classroom that can accommodate 10 people that has access to a projector and screen as well as an outdoor woodlot with trees that can be used for a practical chipper demonstration. The host also needs to provide a chipper and operators manual. 

Please email to find out available hosting dates.
For more information, please send an email, referencing the course title, to
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