HORT328 – Chippers
The aim of this module is to develop student’s ability to use a brushwood chipper.
- Directed hours
- Self directed hours
- Total learning hours
- Learning Outcomes
- Prepare to use a brushwood chipper in an arboriculture situation
Use a brushwood chipper
Remove a brushwood chipper from the site
- - Verify personal safety equipment
- Check and service brushwood chipper; safety features, road worthiness, fuel, coolant and hydraulic oil levels, regular service and maintenance
- Site selection criteria; ground stability, gradient, safe access, overhead obstacles, proximity to work, site security
- Preparation; pre-start checks, greasing, blade sharpness, anvil gap, discharge chute direction, clear in feed table
- Bush stacking
- Operating procedures; operating speed, safe stopping procedures
- Bush chipping
- Stopping chipper
- Transporting chipper
- Completing work and site condition
- Teaching and Learning Strategy
- Theoretical face-to-face and online sessions including tutorials, workshops, group practical activities, discussion, workbooks, independent learning, and assignments centred on project based learning.
- Assessment Criteria
- Assessment in this module is competency-based. In order to pass this module, students must attempt and meet all the requirements of the competency-based assessments including carrying out all tasks in a safe manner and to industry standard.