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Document ID (ISN)105678
CIS number 06-1048
Year 2006
Convention or series no. HSE Booklet INDG317(rev1)
Health and Safety Executive
Title Chainsaws at work
Bibliographic information HSE Books, P.O. Box 1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 2WA, United Kingdom, 2006. 11p. Illus. 16 ref.
Internet access [in English]
Abstract This booklet provides advice 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. Topics include: fitness to operate a chainsaw; qualifications; young workers; health risks; training and competence; equipment selection; maintenance; personal protective equipment; lone working; first aid; safe working methods; tree felling; off-ground work. Replaces CIS 00-1577.
Descriptors (primary) power-driven hand tools; United Kingdom; training material; safe working methods; chain saws
Descriptors (secondary) tree felling; work in isolation; work at height; selection of equipment; safety guides; first aid; young persons; qualifications; preventive maintenance
Document type C - Training manuals, audiovisual material
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Machinery and tools
Broad subject area(s) Mechanical hazards, transport
Browse category(ies) Hand and portable tools
OSH training