FISA will be at the Forestry Expo, come along to see us at stand No 39 – next to the FISA banner coated truck…
We will have lots going on:
Chainsaw parts normally move in the plane of the saw bar but can be deflected into all directions. For the machine operator, if chainshot occurs, the most dangerous situation is to be hit by the chain shot. A chain link flying through the air has about the mass and kinetic energy of a 9mm bullet.
Maintenance of the cutting equipment must be checked and maintained regularly to protect your employees and yourself – it is your duty to train your employees in this regard and to point out the dangers!
Possible causes of chainshot:
Safety glass is one part of the machine safety equipment to prevent chainshot – but the maintenance of the cutting equipment is crucially important. (Thickness and standardisation of the safety glass is currently being debated). Safety features such as chain catchers also help to reduce chainshot; but they do wear and need replaced! On older machines these may need to be retrofitted, speak to the manufacturer/supplier, some offer this.