No one likes making mistakes and when it comes to caring for, choosing or wearing your chainsaw protection, that is no exception. Making any mistake can leave room for error and given chainsaw chaps and pants have the potential to save your life – it is important you get it right.
For those operating in the professional tree care industry – whether you are a seasoned arborist, experienced groundie or in charge of procuring safety for your crew, you will no doubt be familiar with chainsaw protection. In this post we will provide 18 examples of common mistakes that can occur when choosing, using and caring for chainsaw chaps and pants and some tips on how you can avoid making these mistakes.
Why is chainsaw protection important?
A chainsaw operator has three lines of defence: education, good technique, and personal protective equipment (PPE). When the first two fail, PPE can save your life.
The thought of chainsaw injuries resulting in death is very confronting. In 2012, 243 workers died while engaging in tree-trimming and clearing activities (OSHA, 2012). The impact chainsaw injuries can have on a business is huge. Not only can it look unprofessional, but there is also lost income and it can hinder ability to carry out future jobs efficiently. In most instances, serious injury or fatality as a result of a chainsaw can all be prevented with the use of PPE. So, what are the 18 Top Mistakes with Choosing, Using and Caring for Chainsaw Chaps and Pants?
Like all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), you should regularly maintain and clean Clogger chainsaw pants and chaps to ensure that they remain fully functional. Regular maintenance will also extend the life of your Clogger chainsaw protective apparel.
Clogger products use a range of advanced textiles and fibres that have various finishes and coatings. These all have different properties that need to be considered and understood carefully.
This guide provides users of Clogger chainsaw protective apparel comprehensive advice on how to clean, maintain and inspect your Clogger gear so that you get the most out of your investment.
New Zealand is
in lockdown for two weeks more weeks and the Clogger team knows how hard it is
to keep kids entertained and we know that it’s even harder for all the older
outdoorsy forced to stay at home.
So we decided to publish our first ever (and probably only) colouring book! For young and old, lovers of bold colours or darker ones, this is your chance to recreate Clogger’s most famous PPE in your favourite colours.
The global spread of COVID-19 is affecting every one of us.
At Clogger, we are safety first, and we do what we do with the belief that we can improve lives by providing better chainsaw protection. Our goal is to make sure that our customers and retail partners can continue to access our chainsaw protective products through this crisis.
We are doing this in the following ways.
We are planning to go ahead with our Pink Zero campaign to support student and recently graduated women arborists. The new products that we have been working on will still be launched. Upgrades and improvements are still being made. We will get through this crisis and we want to make sure that we continue to build for the future.
In Our Facility
New Zealand is still relatively isolated from the Convid 19
crisis however we expect that to change.
Currently, we are monitoring everyone’s health and increasing
our sanitizing procedures in addition to ending international travel by
employees. We will increase precautions based on expert advice.
Our goal is to maintain our production schedule though this
may not be possible.
For Our Users and Retail Partners
We know our users depend on Clogger products and some work
will continue through the crisis. Currently, we have access to all required
materials and our freight channels are still open. We will let you know if that
To help our retail partners and to provide additional support for our end users, we are going to run a series of offers where we give additional Clogger products with purchase. Expect to see this rolled out over the next few weeks.
This is a period of historic challenge. We are all indebted to the first responders, doctors, nurses, researchers, public health experts and government workers around the world.
We will do our best to communicate as things develop.
25 years ago, the first Clogger chainsaw protection product was produced.
And just to top it off, we recently made our 500,000th product – a pair of Zero chainsaw pants!
Starting with simple products made from basic materials, Clogger has evolved into highly technical apparel platform with one of the largest range of chainsaw protection products globally.
We thought that this was an excellent time for a bit of a review of Clogger including key milestones and a little of the Clogger back story. We’ll also give you a hint as to what the future might hold.