COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The South Carolina Forestry Commission (SCFC) has shared some safety tips for those facing the task of cleaning up storm debris.
Although widely available to the general public, chainsaw's are quite powerful and potentially deadly if used incorrectly by unskilled hands. Even the South Carolina Forestry Commission requires its foresters, firefighters and forest technicians to complete its chainsaw safety classes before they are allowed to operate one on the job.
The danger lies not only in the blade of the machine, but the energy in a large tree you unleash when a cut is made.
Here are some safety tips and chainsaw techniques from Paul Watts, Forestry Commission Fire Chief:
Paul Watts teaches chainsaw safety to South Carolina Forestry Commission employees as a part of the agency's regular technician training curriculum.
Posted by Bryce Mursch