Completing this training qualifies the volunteer for the Splitter position on the Splitting Team.

Training Requirements

  1. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age to be a Splitter for WNC FireWood.
  2. Read and understand the Wood Splitter Safety Manual, paying attention specifically to:
    • Proper clothing and protective gear
      1. We provide helmet (optional), eye protection, hearing protection.
      2. You provide proper clothing, leather shoes, gloves
    • Starting, stopping, fueling, maintenance (air filter, oil level, hydraulic fluid level, etc). Some of these items may not be in the manual but will be covered in the field.
    • Operation
      1. Only Splitter and Assistant near the splitter during operation.
      2. Never actuate the control valve until all people other than those specified above are clear.
      3. Lift with your knees not with your back.
      4. Know how to stop the log splitter and disengage the controls before operating it.
      5. Keep hands and feet clear of the splitting wedge.
  3. Read and understand the
  4. Complete field training at the woodlot with Equipment Coordinator.
  5. Must also complete
  6. Receive a signed Splitter Training Completion form.

Additional Materials

Wood Splitter Safety Manual.

Related Positions

Assistant and Mover are other team members.

The Cutter performs a similar role for the Cutting Team.