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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:

  • Class E Type 2 helmet or CSA Approved
  • Hearing protection 
  • Gloves with narrow cuffs (so branches don't snag them)
  • Eye protection
  • Safety boots 
  • Full leg chaps or ballistic pants (recommended but not required) 
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 training@ontarioparksassociation.ca to find out available hosting dates.
For more information, please send an email, referencing the course title, to training@ontarioparksassociation.ca
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