Andy’s area of expertise with regard to farm safety would primarily have to do with the operation and maintenance of chainsaws. He has worked with Teagasc, IFA, and the Department of Forestry and has provided presentations, in conjunction with these organisations, to groups of farmers country-wide covering chainsaw safety on the farm. Andy also carries out ‘Chainsaw Clinics’ nationwide in conjunction with local dealers over an eight year period prior to the Covid restrictions.
Andy discusses his role in Husqvarna and the growth of the forestry and garden equipment industry over the past forty years. He highlights the importance of training and support when it comes to using equipment safely.
Furthermore, Andy details the various safety issues when it comes to forestry and garden equipment, and the various precautions that can be taken. He stresses that the best way to handle equipment safely is to have the neccesary expertise and training, and to never become complacent while using potentially dangerous equipment.