Event Details

Technical Visit on Occupational Safety and Health “Safety Use of Chainsaw”

Date: 29 November 2009 (Sunday)
Time: 14:30 p.m. to 16:30 p.m.
Venue: 22B, Kam Tsin Road, Kam Tsin Village, Sheung Shui, NT.
Assemly: 14:00 p.m. at Sheung Shui Station Exit F for FREE shuttle bus to visit venue
Organizer(s): IOSH (HK)
Supporter(s): Eurasian Garden Ltd, Hong Kong Ergonomics Society (HKES), The Hong Kong Institute of Clerks of Works (HKICW)
Language: Cantonese
Contact Person: Amy TSOI
Contact Email: mailbox@ioshhongkong.com
Contact Tel: 2690 3899
CPD: 2
Content: Power chainsaw is a high risk cutting tool but is commonly used in construction works as well as landscaping activities. A typical power chainsaw runs at a rotating speed of over 10,000 rpm with fully exposed cutting edges on both sides of the entire saw blade. Currently, there are only few if not none safety guidelines for using power chainsaws, this technical visit will focus on proper selection and use of power chainsaw, pre-work checks, and correct use of personal protective equipment. This visit will also include demonstration on tree cutting methods by using power chainsaw, such as “Compression & Tension Cut”, “3-Point Cut”, “By-pass Cut”, “Tear Bark Cut”, “Notch Cut” (Conventional, Humbolt, Open Face), “Bore Cut”, “Kick-back” and other proper ways for cutting.
Remarks: 1. This technical visit is covered by insurance policy at nominal protection held by IOSH (HK). Participating members may opt for addition insurance protection at their own cost whenever necessary. 2. Participants should wear camise clothes and comfortable sport wear for this visit. 3. If tropical cyclone warning signal No. 3 or above/ rainstorm Red or Black warning is stilling hoisting at 8:00am on the date of visit, the visit will be cancelled.

Registrations Details:

The online registration starts at 2009-11-18 and end at 2009-11-26. Please register during the above period.