Safety Tips for Storm Clean Up

As storm clean up efforts begin, take note of these important safety tips from equipment manufacturer Husqvarna before grabbing a chain saw to clear downed branches and trees from your property.

  • Read the operator's manual carefully and make sure you understand the instructions before using the machine.
  • Check your equipment. Choose the right-sized saw for the job, then make sure it's properly serviced and that the bar and chain is in good condition.
  • Make sure you are aware of power line locations at all times. Never work around fallen power lines or cut material on or in close contact with a power line.
  • Use extreme caution when working on downed trees. The tension stored in a fallen tree can be powerful and substantial force may be released when the wood is cut.
  • Always wear approved protective apparel including a protective helmet, hearing protection, goggles or visor, gloves and chaps when operating a chain saw or other outdoor power equipment.
  • Don't work when you're over-tired. Fatigue may cause you to overlook things or take a risky shortcut.

For additional storm clean up tips, visit Husqvarna's Web site at www.husqvarna.com.

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