9 Required Advices For Using A Chainsaw To Remove Debris

Weathering the Storm: 9 Required Advices For Using A Chainsaw To Remove Debris

It’s storm season, as soon as a tornado or hurricane attacks, clean-up will begin.

Usually, storm clean-up involves cooperation from volunteers who supplement the work of experts in getting rid of miles of rubbish. Many are weekend warriors who’ve never tackled such an huge task – and may never have used a chainsaw in such demanding circumstances.

Those brave volunteers need some advice on how one can prepare for, use and keep a chainsaw all through intense storm clean-up efforts.

Jared Abrojena, an Antioch, California-based skilled treeworker and licensed arborist, addresses the topic in layman’s terms. The 2015 ISA Tree Climbing World Champion, Abrojena is an skillful on how to trim as well as chop down trees. He usually shares insights through his personal experience working with a team of arborists to clean up hundreds of dropped trees on the grounds of the Augusta National Golf Club in Georgia, just weeks prior to the 2013 Masters.

Abrojena’s 9 essential strategies – if followed – ensure that the work of brave storm clean-up volunteers is safe and effective. They are:

* Safety measures first. Devote some time to practice before getting started. Make certain to read through the owner’s handbook for the chainsaw you’ll end up using.

* Prepare yourself. This is a catch-all of tips concerning regular chainsaw maintenance and the possession of personal protective equipment (PPE).

* Map it out. Consider the total range of damage, and also preparing a plan for you’ll be able to tackle it. The plan needs to include coordinating with other volunteers, divvying up the work and prioritizing

* Identify your limits. Try not to volunteer for a job you’re unprepared for. There will be plenty of work to go around, therefore just deal with jobs you are comfortable handling.

 * Buddy up. No one should cut trees on their own, considering the risk of error or injury. Pair up with another volunteer, yet stay a safe distance apart when operating saws.

 * A good start. A chainsaw is best started on the ground, using the chain brake engaged. Don’t “cut” corners throughout intense, fast-paced clean-up efforts.

* The right cut. To obtain the right cut, use careful pruning practices to relieve tension from a branch or tree limb.

* Relax. You are not Superman, and most faults happen once you are exhausted. Take frequent rests and remain replenished with water.

*Pamper your equipment. Ongoing maintenance all through storm clean-up is vital, since you will be pushing your chainsaw hard. Stop often to clean filters and tighten chains.

Interested? Get in touch with Kelsey Walker of Ketchum (404) 879-9294 or kelsey.walker@ketchum.com to learn more and to ask for a customized byliner from Abrojena for your publication.

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