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SAFETY
INSTRUCTIONS
Personal safety equipment
Persons
who use the blower shall wear the
following
safety equipment:
1. Approved
ear protection.
2. Approved
eye protection
3. Approved
protective gloves.
4. Boots or work shoes with a non-slip
sole.
5. Face mask when operating the blower in
dusty environments.
Personal
safety
The following
instructions apply to persons
operating
the blower:
• The operator
shall have read and under-
stood the contents
of this manual.
• Do not wear loose clothing,
scarves
or
neckchains
or let long hair hang loose,
since these
can be drawn
into rotating
parts of the blower and cause injury.
• Do not operate the blower while under
the influence of alcohol,
drugs or when
you are tired.
• Do not allow minors to operate the
blower.
• Always
have a first aid kit nearby
Fuel
safety
_
WARNING:
The fuel used to run
the blower has the following
dangerous
characteristics:
1. Volatile liquid:
its vapor and
exhaust fumes
are poisonous.
2, Direct contact
can cause skin
irritation.
3. It is extremely
flammable.
Special
safety instructions apply to the type
of fuel used for the blower. These instruc-
tions are specified
under the Fuet handling
section.
545154658 Rev. 5 7/15/08
Muffler
The muffler is designed
to give the lowest
possible
noise level and to direct the en-
gine's exhaust fumes away from the opera-
tor. Mufflers fitted with catalytic
converters
are also designed
to reduce harmful ex-
haust components.
WARNING:
The exhaust
fumes
from the engine are hot and may
contain
sparks
which
can start a fire.
Never start the machine
indoors
or
near flammable
material!
WARNING:
Mufflers fitted with
catalytic converters
become
extreme-
ly hot during
use and after stopping.
This also applies at idling speeds.
Contact
can result
in burns to the
skin. Be aware of the risk of fire!
Safety equipment
WARNING:
The blower
must
never be used if any of the safety
devices
or guards
are missing,
damaged
or not in working
order.
The blower is equipped
with a number of
safety devices
and guards for the preven-
tion of accidents.
These
are described
in
the general description
of the b_ower.
The safety devices
and guards
also require
regular
inspection
and maintenance.
These
measures
and the interval at which they
should
be carried
out are specified
in the
Maintenance
section.
Safety while operating
the
blower
• Do not allow bystanders
or animals
to be
in the work area, i.e 50 feet (15 meters)
from the operator.
• The blower may throw objects at high
velocity that can ricochet and hit the opera-
tor. This may cause serious eye damage.
• Never point the blower
nozzle toward
people or animals.
• Stop the engine before fitting or disman-
tling accessories
or other components.
• Never operate
the blower
if any of the
guards are missing.
• Never operate
the blower
in poorly venti-
lated spaces
where exhaust fumes
might
otherwise
be inhaled.
• Stop the engine before refueling.
Move
the unit at least 10 feet (3 meters) from
fueling
site before attempting
to start.
• The catalytic
muffler is extremely
hot
while the blower
is running and after it
has stopped.
The same applies when the
blower is running at idling speed.
Be
aware of the danger of fire, especially
while operating
the blower
near flam-
mable materials
and/or where flammable
fumes
are present
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