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Operating; Protective Equipment; General Safety Precautions - Husqvarna DC 5500 Operator's Manual

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Protective equipment

Do not use the machine unless you are able to call for help in
the event of an accident.
Personal protective equipment
You must use approved personal protective equipment
whenever you use the machine. Personal protective
equipment cannot eliminate the risk of injury but it will reduce
the degree of injury if an accident does happen. Ask your
dealer for help in choosing the right equipment.
WARNING! The use of products such as
cutters, grinders, drills, that sand or form
material can generate dust and vapours
which may contain hazardous chemicals.
Check the nature of the material you intend
to process and use an appropriate breathing
WARNING! Long-term exposure to noise can
result in permanent hearing impairment. So
always use approved hearing protection.
Listen out for warning signals or shouts
when you are wearing hearing protection.
Always remove your hearing protection as
soon as the engine stops.
WARNING! There is always a risk of crush
injuries when working with products
containing moving parts. Wear protective
gloves to avoid body injuries.
Always wear:
Protective helmet
Hearing protection
Protective goggles or a visor
Breathing mask
Heavy-duty, firm grip gloves.
Tight-fitting, heavy-duty and comfortable clothing that
permits full freedom of movement.
Boots with steel toe-caps and non-slip sole.
Be careful as clothing, long hair, and jewellery can get caught
in moving parts.
Other protective equipment
WARNING! Sparks may appear and start a
fire when you work with the machine. Always
keep fire fighting equipment handy.
Fire fighting equipment
Always have a first aid kit nearby.


General safety precautions

This section describes basic safety directions for using the
machine. This information is never a substitute for
professional skills and experience.
Please read the operator's manual carefully and make
sure you understand the instructions before using the
machine. Save all warnings and instructions for future
Keep in mind that the operator is responsible for accidents
or hazards occuring to other people or their property.
All operators shall be trained in the use of the machine.
The owner is responsible for ensuring that the operators
receive training.
The machine must be kept clean. Signs and stickers must
be fully legible.
WARNING! Read all safety warnings and all
instructions. Failure to follow the warnings
and instructions may result in electric
shock, fire and/or serious injury.
WARNING! The machine can be a dangerous
tool if used incorrectly or carelessly, which
can cause serious or fatal injury to the
operator or others.
Never allow children or other persons not
trained in the use of the machine to use or
service it. Never allow anyone else to use the
machine without first ensuring that they
have understood the contents of the
operator's manual.
Never use the machine if you are fatigued,
while under the influence of alcohol or
drugs, medication or anything that could
affect your vision, alertness, coordination or
There is always a risk of shocks from
electrically powered machines. Avoid
unfavourable weather conditions and body
contact with lightning conductors and metal
objects. Always follow the instructions in the
Operator's manual to avoid damage.
WARNING! Unauthorized modifications and/
or accessories may lead to serious injury or
death to the user or others.
Do not modify this product or use it if it
appears to have been modified by others.
Never use a machine that is faulty. Carry out
the checks, maintenance and service
instructions described in this manual. Some
maintenance and service measures must be
carried out by trained and qualified
specialists. See instructions under the
Maintenance heading.
Always use genuine accessories.
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