Essential Chainsaw Clothing
Having completed all the basic inspections and maintenance on your chainsaw. It's almost time to cut wood but before we do, let's take a look at protective apparel that's available today.
The proper safety gear is critical to reducing the risk of serious or fatal injury while operating a chainsaw Remember a chainsaw is a very powerful tool and if not handled properly, can be a dangerous or deadly tool.
Protective apparel has been designed to reduce injuries when using your chainsaw. Just like helmets and pads can help to reduce injuries to your children when playing today's sports, you invest in their protection. It's just as important and you owe it to yourself, your family and friends to take the necessary precautions to reduce your risks as well.
Invest in the proper protective apparel to reduce the chances of exposing yourself to serious injury or even death when working with your chainsaw. Some of the major components of protective apparel today are:
- Specially designed chainsaw boots which are usually steel toed and made of cut retardant material.
- Antex chaps or leggings designed to quickly stop a chain should the chain have accidental contact with you . the most common cause of injuries when using a chainsaw.
- Protective shirts are also available with the same antex material as well as gloves.
- A helmet system with antsy rated heavy protection and face shield and antsy rated protective eyewear.
It is also recommended that you always wear heavy denim work trousers that fit snugly and do not drag on the ground. Nothing should be loose hanging. Plus if you have a long or braided hair, it's recommended that you pin your hair up or securely tuck it in your shirt or helmet system.
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