Chainsawing

After high-wind disasters, such as hurricanes or tornadoes, impacted communities are often littered with fallen trees and debris. Our skilled chainsaw teams work together to remove fallen trees and branches that restrict access to homes, as well as fallen trees from around properties, making it safer for residents. This is an important response activity that allows our teams to reduce risk within communities.

Watch this video series from our partners at STIHL to learn the many steps you should take before, during and after operating a chainsaw.

Chainsawing is only performed by individuals with pre-existing training, who have obtained proper chainsaw certifications. Due to safety concerns it is not open to unskilled volunteers.

Health and Safety
All Hands and Hearts make the safety of the people we work for, and that work with us, a priority. We employ a risk-based approach to health and safety, which studies the possible dangers of a workplace and seeks to minimize those dangers through controls, such as usage guidelines, training, supervision and the enforcement of appropriate protective equipment. Each of our worksites have specific operational standards and risk controls to reduce the likelihood of a hazard occurring and contingency plans to reduce the severity of a hazard if it does occur.

It’s volunteers like you who shine a bright light on communities affected by natural disaster.

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