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Chainsaw Protection

The harmonised European standard series EN 381, covering the testing of chainsaw protective clothing and equipment, has ten parts and SATRA is fully accredited to test to all of them. EN 381 Part 1 identifies requirements for the test equipment and covers the basic design of the chainsaw cut test rig plus other details such as the methods of calibration. Parts 2 and 5 cover the testing and requirements for leg protectors; parts 4 and 7 cover the testing and requirements for hand protectors; parts 8 and 9 cover testing and requirements for gaiters; and parts 10 and 11 cover testing and requirements for upper body protectors. Part 3 covers the testing of footwear. The requirements for chainsaw protective footwear are contained in EN ISO 17249:2013.