Mitigation is taking action to prevent or reduce effects of emergencies or disasters before they occur. By taking action now, residents, governments and businesses can decrease property damage and save lives.
Prior to using a chain saw, become familiar with the operator’s manual and obtain training from a person with experience.
When operating a portable generator at your home, the following information will be beneficial to ensure your safety:
To determine the generator size needed to supply the electrical demand in your home, refer to the table below:
Remember 1 kw = 1000 watts, 2 kw = 2000 watts etc. The formula for finding wattage is: volts x amps = watts.
Example: an appliance nameplate states 3 amps at 120 volts. 3 amps x 120 volts = 360 watts.
Always stand to one side of the limb you are to cut, never straddle it.
Be mindful of where the chain will go should it break and never position yourself or others in line with the chain.
Keep the chain out of the dirt, as debris will fly and the teeth will be dulled.