If you have a tree that you need to cut down in your yard, here are a few safety tips that you need to keep in mind when you cut down the tree to ensure that no one or anything gets hurt when you remove the tree from your property.
#1 Put Your Pets Somewhere Safe
The first thing you should do, if you have pets, is to put them somewhere safe. You don't want them running around your yard when you are cutting down and removing a tree. This can cause your pet to get hurt if they dart away from you and get hit by a falling branch.
You should put your pets inside of your home or garage, and let all other family members know that they should not let the pets out and why. This will help prevent a pet from getting let outside accidentally while you are cutting the tree.
#2 Put Away Outside Toys & Furniture
The second thing that you need to do is clear your yard of unnecessary items, such as your kid's bicycle, soccer ball and your lawn mower. You don't want the tree to fall and damage any of these items. The point of removing the tree on your own is to save money, not cost yourself more money by damaging things you already own. Clean up and put away all toys and outdoor equipment before you start to remove any trees from your property.
#3 Get The Right Safety Gear
Next, you need to make sure that you have the right safety gear before you start your project. You are going to want to purchase a logger's helmet, which is a stronger type of construction helmet that will help protect your head if a branch falls on you. This is a serious and common type of logging injury that you need to watch out for.
You are also going to want to put on a face screen as well as safety glasses to keep flying wood chips out of your eyes and lungs. Cutting with a chain saw can be really loud, which is why you want to wear ear muffs to protect your hearing from long-term loss. Finally, you should invest in a pair of Kevlar chaps. These specialized chaps are designed to make a chain stop if for some reason you were to drop a chainsaw on your legs.
You should not start cutting down a tree until you are sure that have all of the safety equipment on hand to protect yourself and you have cleared the area of any hazards. For assistance, talk to a professional like On Demand Tree Services.