Fencing ‘wire strainer’ handle recoil - face injury to operator

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Fencing ‘wire strainer’ handle recoil - face injury to operator

Scottish Woodlands Toolbox Talk

During your tool pre-use checks, look over the ‘hands’ of the monkey arms for wear, look at the monkey arm rivets for excessive play, check each link of the chain for excess wear or damage. Any damage or excessive wear on any of these components will reduce the grip and hold of the ‘monkey hands’ making them liable to jump off when under strain.

When setting out your tensioning length, ensure that there is no kink in the chain.

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