OHS Code

Published Date: July 01, 2009
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Part 25 Tools, Equipment and Machinery

Section 376 Chainsaws

(1) An employer must ensure that a chain saw

(a) is operated, adjusted and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s specifications, and

(b) is designed or equipped with a mechanism that minimizes the risk of injury from kickback when the saw is in use.

(2) A worker must not adjust the chain of a chain saw while the saw’s motor is idling.