Chainsaw safety

Chainsaw safety

Chainsaws are extremely dangerous tools, especially when the person handling them is not fully trained in how to use them.

Here are a few Chainsaw Safety Tips:

• Safety equipment

Make sure that you are appropriately dressed for handling chainsaws. Some will come with safety features for example a fail-safe so you can stop the chainsaw at any time with the press of a button.

A common injury is that sometimes the saw can break the skin, but of course there are much more severe injuries that are possible however, no potential injury with a chainsaw is to be taken lightly.

• Handling the saw

The thumb grip – keep your thumb and fingers completely around the handles and with your other thumb hold steady under the front handle, this reduces kickback (makes sure the chain stops when not handled correctly).

Close contact – hold the saw close to your body, this helps balance and accuracy.

Safety distance – confirm that no one is within three metres when using the chainsaw.

Chain off – the chain can’t be on and moving when moving around to another spot.

Last but not least, why not take a course in Chainsaw Safety? They are great way to make sure you are using them correctly.

Stump Removals

Here at Leaf Matters we provide Stump Removals. Stumps that are in your garden or land are not a pretty sight; this is why it’s wise to consider removing it.

Tree felling usually happens to the height of ground level, after which the root system or stump is left in the ground. The rest of the root and stump is generally not a necessary element and requires complete removal. This is accomplished through stump grinding, grind the root into a specialised Stump Removal Tool called a wood chip which is an item with a lot of re-usability.

The benefits of Stump Removal:

• Clears the area and prepares it for new structures, gardens or patios.
• Wood chip from grinding is a helpful product.

Our machines make stump removal a rather straightforward operation, intended to fit in the smallest of spaces. The equipment we use gives us the ability to remove stumps at a deeper depth whilst removing most of the root structure as well.

Get in touch with us today! We’re ready to provide our effective and efficient tree stump removal in Sevenoaks and the surrounding areas.

Based in Sevenoaks we can provide tree surgery services across Kent and these areas

We accept tree surgery enquiries from all these areas

Leaf Matters Professional Tree Surgery Ltd are tree surgeons in Sevenoaks offering tree felling, tree clearing, hedge maintenance, pruning and reducing. We are available for tree planting and advice on tree ecology as well as emergency tree work. Based in Sevenoaks we are happy to offer our tree surgery services all around the Sevenoaks area.

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