Of course safety is the most important consideration when you re using a chain saw.
Safety using chainsaw on a roof.
According to the centers for disease control cdc there are about 36 000 injuries caused by chainsaws every year.
Health and safety executive chainsaws at work this is a web friendly version of leaflet indg317 rev2 published 01 13 introduction this leaflet gives guidance on using portable hand held petrol engine chainsaws at work.
To reduce risk of injury stihl recommends the use of stihl quickstop chain brake on your powerhead with stihl reduced kickback bar and low kickback chain.
The occupational safety and health administration osha cites the left hand and lower left leg as the most common places for chainsaw injuries employers can reduce the risk of these injuries by training their employees on proper chainsaw safety and.
Chainsaw safety is the single most important thing you need to learn about before ever starting your chainsaw.
Manufacturers are continually trying to make their chainsaws as safe as possible with new features at the the end of the day it s your responsibility to educate yourself and follow proper operating procedures whenever you use your chainsaw.
The roof anchor must be fastened securely to solid wood like a rafter truss or ridge beam not just through the roof.
Trimming tree getting rid of unwanted or rotted wood cutting firewood and much more are all valuable uses for your chainsaw.
Chainsaws can be valuable tools when you have big jobs that need doing.
It is aimed at employers the self employed and those who control the use of.
How to use chainsaws correctly.
But for the ultimate in roof safety especially on steeper roofs or big jobs invest in a safety harness and rope.
Highly respected throughout the country for their expertise in rescue work the vbfd has been actively involved throughout the design of.
Chain saw safety manual 29 07 1998 13 28 uhr.
Cut with the top or bottom of the bar and chain but avoid the.
But in addition to these tips be sure to read and follow the safety precautions listed in your chain saw owner s manual.
Chain saw safety manual english 3 warning prolonged use of a chain saw or other power tools exposing the operator to vibrations may produce whitefinger disease raynaud s phenomenon or carpal tunnel syndrome.
Chain saw safety manual warning.
Read and follow all safety precautions in the safety manual improper use can cause serious or fatal injury.
See safety tips for key precautions i ve taken to heart.
Photos 4 and 5 show how to set up the harness and rope technically called a personal fall arrest system.
When stihl set out to design a chainsaw specifically for fire and rescue personnel they only had to look as far as their own backyard the virginia beach fire department vbfd for professional input.
Chainsaw safety features and what they mean the kickback guard and chain brake ensure the chain stops if the saw isn t handled correctly or in case of a kickback.