To make sure that none of the above might come
within reach of your saw or be injured by falling trees.
NB! Follow the instructions above, but do not use a chain saw in a situation where you cannot call for help in case of an accident.
Do not use the machine in bad weather, such as dense fog, heavy rain, strong wind, intense cold, etc. Working in bad weather is tiring and often brings added risks, such as icy ground, unpredictable felling direction, etc.
Take great care when removing small branches and avoid cutting bushes (i.e. cutting many small branches at the same time). Small branches can be grabbed by the chain and thrown back at you, causing serious injury.
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Make sure you can move and stand safely. Check the area around you for possible obstacles (roots, rocks, branches, ditches, etc.) in case you have to move suddenly. Take great care when working on sloping ground.
Take great care when cutting a tree that is in tension. A tree that is in tension may spring back to its normal position before or after being cut. If you position yourself incorrectly or make the cut in the wrong place the tree may hit you or the machine and cause you to lose control. Both situations can cause serious personal injury.
10 Check the chain tension.
General working instructions
This section describes basic safety rules for using a chain saw. This information is never a substitute for professional skills and experience. If you get into a situation where you feel unsafe, stop and seek expert advice. Contact your chain saw dealer, service agent or an experienced chain saw user. Do not attempt any task that you feel unsure of!
Before using a chain saw you must understand the effects of kickback and how to avoid them. See instructions under the heading How to avoid kickback.
Before using a chain saw you must understand the difference between cutting with the top and bottom edges of the bar. See instructions under the headings How to avoid kickback and Machine’s safety equipment.
Wear personal protective equipment. See instructions under the heading ”Personal protective equipment”.
Basic safety rules
Check that the chain brake works correctly and is not damaged.
Check that the rear right hand guard is not damaged.
Check that the throttle lockout works correctly and is not damaged.
Check that the stop switch works correctly and is not damaged.
Check that all handles are free from oil.
Check that the anti vibration system works and is not damaged.
Check that the muffler is securely attached and not damaged.
Check that all parts of the chain saw are tightened correctly and that they are not damaged or missing.
Check that the chain catcher is in place and not damaged.
Look around you:
To ensure that people, animals or other things cannot affect your control of the machine.