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Mastering Chainsaw Safety: Essential Tips and Training for Safe and Efficient Use

Using a chainsaw can be dangerous if not handled properly, but with the right precautions and technique, it can be a useful tool for your job.

Here are some tips from our Chainsaw Trainer on How to use a Chainsaw Safely:

1. Wear Appropriate protective gear

Before using a chainsaw, make sure you are wearing the right protective gear. This includes: eye protection, ear protection, hard hat, long-sleeved shirt, gloves and chainsaw chaps/trousers or other leg protection.

2. Inspect the chainsaw

Check the chainsaw for any damage or defects before using it. Make sure the chain is properly tensioned and sharp, and that the bar is securely attached.

3. Choose the right saw for the job

A smaller saw is better for smaller branches and limbs, while a larger saw is better for larger trees and logs. Choose a saw that is appropriate for the size and type of wood you will be cutting.

4. Clear the area

Clear the area around the wood you will be cutting of any obstacles. This will help prevent the chainsaw from getting caught and causing kickback.

5. Hold the chainsaw correctly

Hold the chainsaw with both hands, with one hand on the rear handle and the other on the front handle. Start the saw safely, cut at the correct angle and watch out for kickback.

6. Take breaks

Take frequent breaks to prevent fatigue and to give your muscles a chance to rest.

And the most important thing:

7. Get trained

 It is recommended to receive proper training if you are going to use chainsaw, even if you have used it before and especially if you are a beginner. It is very important that you know the safely way to use it.

At AMS, we deliver chainsaw training courses for crosscutting and chainsaw maintenance in our facilities (Leicestershire) or in your place.

We will help you learn how to use a chainsaw safely and effectively.


Posted by: Advanced Machinery on March 14th, 2023 @ 1:52 PM

Tagged with: chainsaw training Chainsaw Training Course safe chainsaw


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