Every time you use a chainsaw to cut a tree, there are several safety measures to bear in mind.
- As a preparation, remember to check with the landowners or local authorities for rules about cutting of trees.
- Ensure you check which direction the tree will fall after being cut. Care must be taken to ensure no property or person is caused any harm.
- Read the instruction manual before you begin using the chainsaw
-The person handling the chainsaw must always wear protective gear:
- Head must be covered with helmet or hard hat
- Eyes and ears must have proper protective gear on
- Shoes must not be slippery or open
- Clothes must not be excessively loose; wearing chaps is a good option.
- Always have first aid handy
- Never work alone and also carry all emergency contact details with you.
–A gasoline powered chainsaw is a portable and effective tool. It is always a good idea to cut down trees with this. But refuelling it needs many safety measures that include:
- Make sure the chainsaw is ‘off’ while refuelling
- Never spill fuel over the hot machine
- Ensure you never smoke while refuelling
- Avoid starting the machine at the same spot where refuelling was done.
- Use a funnel to fill gas and take care of fire especially during dry weathers.
-While feeling a tree
- Take care to remove all wires and nails attached to the tree
- Make sure you clear the ground where the tree is expected to fall
- The person must steer away from the direction where the tree is expected to fall
- Remember that hollow or rotten spots, gusts of the wind and unbalanced heavy branches may cause the tree to fall differently from what you expect.
- While cutting trees on a slope, the person handling the saw must always stand uphill of the tree
- Take enough safety measures to expect the tree to bounce or roll once it falls.