Firewood Processors

At a Glance

Assessment Type:
Practical assessment/demonstration/assignment
Delivery Method:
Theory/practical
Duration:
1 day

Firewood processors are heavy duty pieces of dangerous equipment, learn to use them safely with Lantra.

Overview in brief

The Lantra Firewood processors course covers the Health and safety regulations, safety requirements and environmental considerations of using machines to process wood for fuel.

The finer details

Our experienced instructors will take you through the operation of a firewood processor, from risk assessment to preparing the machine for storage.

Who should attend?

Our Firewood Processors course is for anyone who would like to operate this particular type of equipment (a machine that is made with an in-feed and out-feed mechanism) such as:

  • Woodland Industries
  • Forestry
  • Arboriculture
  • Agriculture
  • Horticulture
  • Local Authorities
  • Conservation
  • Land based industries

Before taking this course we recommend that you hold the basic chainsaw certificate and that you have a good level of fitness in order to carry out the tasks required.

What will be covered?

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Produce a site-specific risk assessment for firewood processor operation
  • State the principles of HSE legislation and safety guidelines for using firewood processors
  • Select the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) and state the maintenance requirements
  • Select an appropriate site for use and deploy warning signs/barriers as necessary
  • Connect to tractor/power source
  • Convert from transport position, carry out operator checks and identify the safety features of firewood processors
  • Carry out routine operator maintenance
  • Inspect and identify defects on the cutting mechanism
  • Prepare machine prior to operation, start the machine, carry out safety checks and stop the machine
  • Prepare the work area, a range of cord wood for processing and identify hazardous materials not to be processed
  • Use approved techniques to process a range of material into cut and split firewood
  • State the procedures for dealing with a range of common operational faults, for example, jammed wood and out-feed stuck
  • State the safety and environmental factors associated with the disposal of waste and the various end-uses of waste
  • Prepare machine for transport and storage.

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