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Safety First when Using a Chainsaw



safety clothing and footwear for chainsaw users

Safety Clothing & Footwear for Chainsaw Users

 

Take care and follow guidance when using chainsaws and other power tools

 

Safety should always be a priority when working with power tools. This should begin with your own health, using the correct working methods and having the appropriate protective safety clothing. Make sure you do the relevant risk assessments and also check manufacturer's instructions.

 

Did you know that a chainsaw chain travels at approximately 25 metres per second when moving? Imagine what it could do if you are unfortunate enough to suffer an accident.

 

Whether you are cutting up a few logs, out on farm hedging or are a professional forestry worker, you need protection which should include items such as chainsaw gloves, trousers or bib and brace, jackets, chainsaw boots and helmets. There is a wide range available, so follow the guidance given by manufacturers and read the advice offered by the HSE (two links below) before you start work.

 

Nothing can ensure 100% protection against hazard from a handheld chainsaw but for your own sake, any protective clothing is better than none at all.

 

Mole Valley Farmers stock a range of safety equipment for example:

 

Rubber boots for Chainsaw users

Rough tread, self cleaning, non slip rubber profile soles, rubber body with tie. Reflective band. Protection according to EN 17249, Protection Class 3 & EN20345.Sizes 5½ - 13.

 

Safety helmet

Protects your head, ears and face from engine noise and flying debris. Adjustable ear and face protection.  Lightweight metal mesh visor system. Vents on the top part of the crest, high noise protection  and anti dazzle peak. Protection according to EN252, EN297, EN1731.

 

Chainsaw gloves with cut protection

Full grain leather and textile, lined. Suitable for forestry work. Available in sizes S-XL.

 

Dynamic bib and brace - design C

Knee areas preformed and double reinforced.  Trousers front made of tough Beaver Extreme. Additionally reinforced with breathable, waterproof and thorn-resistant material.  Class 1 chainsaw protection to EN 381-5. Available in sizes S-XL. 

 

Economy plus chainsaw trousers

Chainsaw protection to EN 381-5, Class 1. Elasticated waistband with buttons for braces. Includes hip pockets, folding rule pocket and 2 side pockets.Available in sizes from waist 31.5” leg 28” to waist 42.5” leg 32.5”.

 

Cut protection seatless trousers - Design C

All round protection seatless trousers. Class 1. Joined together in the fly area to comply with EN 381-5. 50% cotton, 50% nylon, zip fastener, without belt.

 

We stock a selected range of sizes. If you know what size you want, call your local branch to see if it is available. If not, we can order it for you. Available in sizes S-M, L-XL, XXL.

 

Safety is paramount, please ensure you have the right protection.

 

 

Read more about  PPE (Health and Safety Executive) for employers on the Governement website.

 



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