Safe Chainsaw Handling is the second of four modules that comprise the mandatory Introduction to Professional Chainsaw Operation training program. The purpose of the module is to explain the principles of safe chainsaw operation, from selecting the right chainsaw for the job to using appropriate personal protective equipment while operating it.
The module covers specific safety issues such as:
- The danger zone rule
- Working near power lines
- Proper chainsaw starting procedures
- Proper grip, stance and cutting techniques
- Dealing with compression in the wood
- Kickback prevention