Chain Saw Safety
The chainsaw is an efficient tool. Yet it can be dangerous if used incorrectly. That’s why safety must always come first. Even if you’re just cutting some firewood outside the back door of your house, you must use the personal protective equipment that is required in your country. Of course, protective equipment cannot prevent an accident from happening, but it can help to reduce the level of injury if one does occur.
- AO Safety®
Blain # 365679
- AO Safety®
Blasts™ Disposable E-A-R® Plugs
Blain # 299951
- Wells Lamont®
White Mule® Heavy Duty Leather Palm Glove
Blain # 306694
- Work n' Sport®
6" Gen EX™ Safety Toe Work Boot
Blain # 489888
Bright Lime High Visibility Class 2 Vest
Blain # 552830
Flame - Resistant Relaxed Fit Denim Jeans
Blain # 552742
Blain # 370301
- AO Safety® First Aid Kit
Blain # 429329
- Protect head and hands. Never saw without a helmet with a full coverage visor and hearing protection. And protect your hands with a pair of strong gloves.
- Sturdy footwear. Make sure your boots have a protective toecap, saw protection and a heavy tread.
- Protective trousers and jacket. You’re safest if you have trousers with saw protection. That way the chain is stopped quickly and effectively should the saw come into contact with your leg. Also recommended is a highly visible, ventilated protective jacket.
- If you need to, call for help. Ensure you have a First Aid kit easily accessible. And it’s a good idea to carry a mobile phone and a whistle, so you can call for help easily, if something happens.
- Get to know your equipment. Take your time to get acquainted with the saw, so you have a good idea how it works and so you know its most important parts. Especially important are those that have to do with safety. Please see the complete list of safety features in your instruction manual that chainsaws are equiped with such as a chain catcher, throttle control, stop control, etc.