Chainsaw Safety

    Before operating a chainsaw, you will be expected to show this certificate as proof that you have taken the training.

    In order to use a chainsaw at a Church-sponsored activity or service project, you are required to view this chainsaw safety training. After watching the entire video, you will be able to print a certificate of completion. Before operating a chainsaw, you will be expected to show this certificate as proof that you have taken the training. If watching this as a group, each individual needs to have their own certificate with their name on it.

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    Below are some additional guidelines from ChainsawJournal.com:
    • Do not fell trees as a Church volunteer. Leave that work for professionals. You should work only on trees that have already fallen.
    • Always wear protective gear. This includes:
      • Hearing protection.
      • Goggles.
      • Boots.
      • Hard hat.
      • Chaps.
      • Gloves.
    • Do not cut alone. Always have someone nearby—but not close to you—just in case something goes wrong.
    • Never cut wood that is being held by somebody else.
    • When starting a chainsaw, make sure the chain brake is engaged.
    • Always hold a running chainsaw with two hands. Never use one hand. If you need to use your hand for something, make sure you turn off the chainsaw first.
    • Inspect the chainsaw before starting it to ensure that all the safety features are working and the chain is tight on the guide bar.
    • Never cut with the nose or tip of the chainsaw. This will cause kickback and can lead to serious injury.
    • Never use a chainsaw to cut above your head.
    • Before you refuel, allow the chainsaw to cool down.
    • When walking, either turn off the chainsaw or engage the chain brake.
    • Don’t use a chainsaw on a ladder.
    • Keep the chainsaw out of reach of children.