Personal protective equipment
AuthorHusqvarna Chainsaw Academy
November 27, 2019
Last editedNovember 27, 2019
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
Forestry jacket / shirt
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
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.
The boots should be fitted with protective toe caps, saw protection and deep treaded soles (anti-slip protection) in accordance with international standards.
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.
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.
In case of accident, you must quickly summon help. Always carry a whistle and a mobile phone or radio at the felling site.