Chainsaw work using ear defenders - avoid distraction

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Chainsaw work using ear defenders - avoid distraction

FISA Safety Alert

A reminder, you should not use ear defenders to play music /podcasts when undertaking chainsaw work. 

If ear defenders are used to play music or podcasts, risks in the surrounding environment /surrounding activity when using a chainsaw may not be heard, for example

  • a co-worker trying to get your attention,
  • a machine approaching into the risk zone,
  • listening for wood movement when felling large diameter trees or in windblown operations.

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