Chainsaws at work

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This leaflet gives guidance on using portable, hand-held, petrol-engine chainsaws at work. It is aimed at employers, the self-employed and those who control the use of work equipment. It includes basic information on safe working practices for operators to follow. It gives guidance on controlling the risks, consulting employees, fitness to operate a chainsaw, new workers, young workers, health risks, providing information, instruction and training, selecting a chainsaw, maintaining a chainsaw, personal protective equipment, lone workers, first aid, working with chainsaws, manual handling, tree felling, and working with chainsaws off the ground.

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Updated: 2021-06-14