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Basic Chipper Handling workshop

Course Instructor:

Bob Smith

Jennifer Carroll

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


PPE required to attend this session:

  • CSA Approved Type 1 or Type 2 Class C or E helmet (within 5 years old) 
  • Hearing protection 
  • Gloves with narrow cuffs (so branches don't snag them)
  • Eye protection
  • Safety boots (Green Patch Safety approved with a minimum height of 7 eyelets)
  • Full leg chaps or ballistic pants (recommended but not required)


This course is worth 1 credit towards your Parks Practitioner Designation

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 and brush that can be used for a practical chipper demonstration. The host also needs to provide a chipper and operators manual. 

Here's what people say about this course: 

  • "Another great course from OPA!"
  • "I recommend this course for all those operating a chipper"
  • "Very helpful information that will allow us to do the job safely and effectively"
  • "Thank-you, I learned a lot by taking this!" 

Upcoming events

    • 31 Mar 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Bradford West Gwillimbury ~ Parks Yard - 3171 9th Line, Bradford, ON L3Z 3S4
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    According to the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) between 1992 and 2002 a total of 31 occupational injury deaths were attributable to mobile brush chippers. Twenty one (68%) fatalities were the result of being caught or compressed by the chipper, and nine (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.

     

    The training will cover:

    · Safety Regulations and PPE

    · Identifying existing and potential hazards

    · Routine checks and maintenance

    · Recognizing and avoiding risks

    · Safe operating techniques

    · Pre-start inspections

    · Shutdown procedures

     

    Date: March 31, 2020

    Time: 8:00 am to 4:00 pm

    Location: Bradford West Gwillimbury ~ Parks Yard, 3171 9th Line, Bradford, ON L3Z 3S4



    Attendees are required to have the following PPE:

    • CSA Approved Type 1 or Type 2 Class C or E helmet (within 5 years old)
    • Hearing protection (exceeds 85 decimals)
    • Gloves (comfortable fitting leather or composite)
    • Eye protection
    • Full leg chaps or ballistic pants (recommended but not required) 


    Cost:

    • OPA Member: $290.00
    • Potential Member: $374.00


    Lunch is NOT provided. Please bring a bagged lunch.

     

    Register online, payment can be made online with the link provided on your invoice once received from the accounting system, via cheque (made payable to Ontario Parks Association) or by calling the OPA office with a credit card for processing. 

For more information on hosting or attending, please send an email referencing the course title to training@ontarioparksassociation.ca
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