Arborists are expected to work in environments which experience extremities of weather. In fact, some arborists consider pushing themselves in extreme conditions as proof of their toughness and ability. Wearing hot chainsaw pants and chaps historically has been part of the challenge.
However, during the summer months, the temperatures experienced may present a clear and present danger to the arborist.
Even in the colder seasons, in locations not normally associated with high average temperatures, the effect of heat can be both significant and pronounced.
It’s been a few months since we launched the Clogger Merino Arborist Clothing line starting with the 175 Base Layers. It is time to let everyone know how much people are loving them as well as explain the products in detail and give you advice on how to get the most out of them.
There is a lot of confusion about the chainsaw protection standards and how they vary around the world.
Type C, Class 1, chainsaw fabric layers, chainspeed, test methods ….
Understanding the global chainsaw protection standards is becoming increasingly important as arborists explore work opportunities in different countries and as arborist retailers start shipping outside their home country.
We thought that it was time to put a comprehensive guide to chainsaw protection standards together.
We know how tough it is working in extreme conditions.
With Zeros, we designed a new generation of chainsaw pants that made working in heat and humidity possible.
There is another extreme. The cold and wet. Winter. Embers are designed for this. They are winter chainsaw pants.
Winter Chainsaw Pants for the Cold and Wet Weather
Arborists in the colder parts of North America work in temperatures as low as -20 F and some times even colder than that. Up until now, the only option to stay safe is to wear heavy chainsaw pants with thermals underneath. This makes movement difficult and encourages fatigue.
As a result, we created another new type of chainsaw pant – the Ember. The only winter chainsaw pants designed for keeping out the cold wind and rain.
The use of chainsaw chaps or pants is important. Really important. Continuing cases of chainsaw injuries show that there is a real need to educate chainsaw operators on not only wearing chainsaw protection but also selecting the best chainsaw protective product for their situation, how to maintain chainsaw protective garments and other critical questions.
In this post, we review the most common questions asked about chainsaw protection and provide the answers that you need.
Your chainsaw safety gear is important. Really important. Continuing cases of chainsaw injuries show that there is a real need to educate chainsaw operators on the correct selection and use of chainsaw safety gear.
This guide examines the different styles and options of chainsaw PPE available to the user and how to choose the best chainsaw protection for your unique situation.