HSE guide aims to lower chainsaw risk

21 April 2000




HSE guide aims to lower chainsaw risk

DESPITE people now recognising the dangers from chainsaws, there are still a significant number of injuries being reported, says the HSEs Neil Craig.

"Unless they are used by properly trained and competent individuals they pose a risk to peoples health and safety," he says.

The HSE has published revised guidance to help users of chainsaws to work safely. Chainsaws at Work* sets out the practical measures to be followed by employees, the self employed and those in control of work equipment when the work involves the use of chainsaws. It also takes account of recent legislative changes on young people and work equipment.

*Chainsaws at Work, ref INDG317, is available free from HSE Books, PO Box1999, Sudbury, Suffolk CO10 6FS (01787-881165). &#42


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