Wood chippers can be used to clear an area of debris without too much time or effort. However, safety is essential when operating them. If you use a wood chipper, be sure to read the manual. During operation, wear proper gear (e.g., safety goggles, work gloves) and avoid loose clothing. Inspect the machine before use and clear out a safety perimeter free of people, animals and obstructions. Run the chipper on its lowest speed setting first. Don’t load wood pieces that are too large and make sure not to put rocks, glass or similar items into the chipper. Don’t stand too close to the machine during operation, and always maintain awareness of your environment.
- Make sure that you read the manual before using the wood chipper as it will tell you everything you need to know in order to stay safe.
- Wear tight fitting clothing and make sure everything is wrapped in so that nothing can get snagged by the machine.
- Start at the lowest setting and make sure that the wood chipper isn’t making any weird sounds so you know it’s working properly.
“A wood chipper comprises a lot of moving parts and it is crucial to know more about the purpose and possible risks posed by every component.”