Inspection

Have all persons working on the task completed their chainsaw induction in Rapid?

If checking the chainsaw out, are all members working on the task rested and hydrated?

If checking the chainsaw out, do all workers have the correct PPE (gloves, glasses, face shield, hard hat, hearing protection, full-length clothing & safety boots)?

Does the kickback safety function (push/chain brake) work?

Is the chain lubricated, and oil flick line showing when operated close to a surface?

Is the chain correctly tensioned?

Are the chain teeth sharp, and still within the marker (chain teeth edges should be free from nicks, dents, cracks and a file-line visible)?

Are the housing and chain blade connection areas clean free from saw dust an debris?

Are all nuts and fasteners appropriately tensioned and in place?

Is there anything that requires attention prior to next use?

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Please note that this checklist is a hypothetical example and provides basic information only. It is not intended to take the place of, among other things, workplace, health and safety advice; medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment; or other applicable laws. You should also seek your own professional advice to determine if the use of such checklist is permissible in your workplace or jurisdiction.