Personal protective equipment

Protective clothing should be signal coloured ensuring you are clearly visible in the open. Protective equipment must be tested in accordance with applicable international rules and standards within the EU and the US (CE/ISO/UL marking). These requirements may vary by country. You can obtain further in­formation from your local servicing dealer.a

For your own sake, never leave out any part of the personal protective equipment.

Helmet with earmuffs, visor and protective glasses

Close-up of forestry worker with protective glasses and a helmet with earmuffs and folded up visors

Forestry jacket/shirt

Forestry worker wearing a signal coloured forestry jacket with reflective fields

The forestry jacket should provide full upper-body coverage and be ventilated. The jacket or vest shall be signal coloured and have reflective fields.

Protective trousers/chaps

A chainsaw chain entangled in the long fibres inside of a pair of protective trousers

Protective trousers must be ­fitted with saw protection that meets international standards. The saw ­protection consists of a lining with several layers of very long fibres that become entangled in the chain and stop it in a fraction of a second ­(Illustration A). It is important that you follow the manufacturer’s washing guidelines. If you cut into the protective layers, the trousers must be ­discarded.

Protective boots

Close-up of a protective boot with toe cap, saw protection and deep treaded sole

The boots should be ­fitted with protective toe caps, saw protection and deep treaded soles ­(anti-slip protection) in accordance with international standards.

Work gloves

Work gloves with saw protection in the left hand

You should always wear work gloves to protect yourself from cuts and scratches, oils and fuels. Gloves with saw protection in the left hand also protect you from the saw chain.

First aid

A first aid kit is put in a chest pocket of a forestry jacket

You should always have a first aid kit easily accessible and close at hand. A first aid box should always be available in the felling zone.

Communications equipment

A mobile phone is taken out from a chest pocket of a forestry jacket

In case of accident, you must quickly summon help. Always carry a whistle and a mobile phone or radio at the felling site.

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November 27, 2019

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