SAFETY
 
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Anathema to some, chain-saws are
essential for clearing fallen trees that
cross the sustainable alignment. Training
is a prerequisite.
 
Power Tools
 
use of power tools must be approved by the managing agency
proof of training may be required
users must conform with safe work practices
co-workers should stay out of hazard range
a mini excavator can be used in some places to develop benched tracks to a better standard than is generally possible manually (qualified operator required)
chainsaw, brushcutter, and where applicable a self propelled walk behind mower allow track definition with minimal impact (see )
a jack hammer fitted with a clay spade significantly reduces manual inputs on track development or reforming (see )
a powered compacting plate produces a good walking surface with minimal disturbance
ensure equipment is clean before and after use
  ... Remember, power tools are heavy and need refuelling  
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