The Cork Chapter, in co-operation with Atkins on the Carrigrohane Road, held a chainsaw training evening at Oriel House Hotel, Ballincollig, last week. This was an excellent evening with the presentation made by the Technical Manager of the Husqvarna main importers in Ireland.
To say it was anything less than excellent would be doing it a disservice. We were taken through the ‘secrets’ of properly sharpening the equipment as well as how to use them as safely as possible. Personal protection equipment (PPE) was available to view and examine and was tested.
The success of the evening is confirmed by the number of people who left with a new respect for this dangerous piece of equipment and the number who promised themselves that they would no longer use it without first fitting themselves out with the adequate PPE.