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Top-handled chainsaws.

Overview

This leaflet covers the safe working practices to be followed when using a petrol-powered top-handled chainsaw for arboriculture off-ground work. Tree work requiring the use of a chainsaw should be carried out only by a trained and competent climber who has experience of chainsaw use, or by a trainee under supervision who is competent using a chainsaw on the ground. You can use this leaflet, along with the chainsaw manufacturer's handbook, as part of the risk assessment process to identify the controls to put in place when using a tip-handled chainsaw.

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Chainsaws, Forestry, Tree work, Arboriculture

Notes

PLEASE NOTE: REVISED VERSION REV2 IS THE DOWNLOADABLE COPY

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Author
HSE
Date of Publication
2008
Publisher
HSE Books
Length
5 pages
Format
Web version only
Series Code
AFAG308REV1
ISBN
9780717663330
Stock Code
AFAG308REV1
Copyright Status
Open Government Licence
Top-handled chainsaws.