Using a powerful chainsaw can be dangerous work, operators should wear protective clothing and follow safety procedures. When the equipment is used improperly, the toothed rotating chain used for felling trees may cause cuts. These chainsaw safety tips can help you avoid unnecessary injuries at work or on private property.
Tip 1: Use protective equipment.
Some chainsaws are equipped with fail-safes, such as chain brakes that are activated during rebound and head guards to reduce rebound. In addition, the chainsaw manufacturer must design a sharp chain with appropriate tooth depth. Too low a depth gauge will make it difficult to control the machine and increase the risk of recoil. Here are some other safety features of chainsaws:
Throttle lock to ensure that the machine can only run when you press the right button
Right-hand protection device can prevent hand derailment or broken chain
Stop control, an accessible mechanism that can terminate the chain immediately
You can't just rely on built-in safety equipment. Some personal protective equipment you can wear includes:
Eye protection, including safety goggles, standard face shields, and safety glasses;
Head protection, such as standard safety helmet;
Hearing protection, such as earmuffs and earplugs, can prevent noise at around 95 to 115 dBA;
Body protection, including forestry coat and calves;
Hand protection, such as gloves and gloves, with good grip; and
Foot protection, including cut-resistant, well-fitting boots, is very suitable for walking on rough terrain.
Tip 2: Fuel the saw safely.
Safety regulations for chainsaws should also be followed when refueling. When refueling the chainsaw, please pay attention to the following:
Do not refuel a hot or recently used chainsaw.
Be sure to use metal or plastic fuel containers approved by a nationally recognized testing agency (such as the Ministry of Mutual Aid Transportation).
The fuel container must not exceed five gallons.
Do not smoke when refueling the chainsaw.
Fuel containers should be at least 10 feet away from flames, sparks, or intense heat.
Tip 3: Operate the chainsaw correctly.
When using a chain saw, practice safe operation. Only when the operator accidentally operates, the safety equipment on the body and saw can go far. When using a chainsaw, please follow the following safety tips for chainsaws:
Based on a stable position.
Hold the chainsaw with a positive hand and place your thumb under the front handle.
Be confident; keep the chainsaw close to your body and under your head.
When operating the chainsaw, make sure that other staff and companions are at least 10 feet away from you.
When moving to another location, stop the chainsaw.
Clean work area debris hinders the advancement of the chainsaw.
Pay attention to the machine and surrounding environment to prevent rebound.
Tip 4: Please pay attention to the training of the chainsaw to ensure effective operation.
Cutting down trees requires a certain level of training to minimize the damage caused by chainsaws and fallen trees. When felling trees, please follow all work procedures to protect yourself and your colleagues. Pay attention to the slope of the trees, which will affect the direction of felling. If you need to control the tree to fall according to the natural felling direction, please use the appropriate equipment and confirm your training; otherwise, the best measure is to let the tree fall to the desired place. If you use the chainsaw for personal use, please take a training course in case you are not familiar with safe chainsaw procedures. In addition, you can check the device regularly and update any functions if necessary. If you follow these chainsaw safety tips, you can greatly reduce the possibility of injury when operating potentially dangerous machines!