Safety during clearing of storm damaged / fallen trees

Date published: 03 January 2018

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Extreme care must be taken when working with wind fallen/damaged trees.  They may be unstable with the risk of crushing for people involved in cutting and removing them. 

The following links provide practical advice. If in doubt consult professional contractors.

Chainsaws at work - source HSE
AFAG publications - source HSE
Using petrol-driven chainsaws - source
Basic chainsaw felling and manual takedown - source
Chainsaw snedding - source
Chainsaw cross-cutting and manual stacking - source
Chainsaw clearance of windblow - source
Chainsaw felling of large trees - source

For more information see HSENI's website or contact HSENI's helpline on 0800 0320 121

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