Chipper Operator Specialist

TCIA’s Tree Care Academy Chipper Operator Specialist course is designed to train tree care employees in hazards, as well as accepted practices for brush-chipper operation and other associated tasks.

Chipper Operator Specialist manual

The course covers:

  • Hazard awareness
  • Safety procedures for hooking up, transporting, setting up, operating and maintaining a chipper
  • Operating the chipper's winch

The Chipper Operator Specialist program manual is available in both English and Spanish.

Benefits for Employees

Completion of this training program helps bridge the gap in knowledge and prepares you with basic knowledge for working safely with and around chippers on the job site.

Benefits for Employers

The course includes an optional "permit" form that the employer may use to document the employee's competency to run specific chippers. Completion of this course will increase employee involvement with overall safety compliance and self-policing. It is best paired with on-the-job training.

Tree worker safely operating a chipper

Chipper Operator Specialist Enrollment

$34.99 for TCIA members ($54.99 for non-members). Fee includes the program manual.

The fee also includes:

  • Test correction by TCIA
  • Transcript storage in TCIA database
  • Helmet decal, patch, and certificate upon completion

Completion of the program qualifies for 2 ISA CEUs / 2 CTSP CEUs.

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