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.