Always wear boots and other equipment described under
the heading Personal protective equipment.
Always wear working clothes and heavy-duty long
Never wear loose clothing or jewellery.
Make sure your hair does not hang below shoulder level.
Safety instructions regarding the
Never allow children to use the machine.
Ensure that no-one comes closer than 15 m while you are
Never allow anyone else to use the machine without ﬁrst
ensuring that they have understood the contents of the
Safety instructions before starting work
Inspect the working area. Remove all loose objects, such
as stones, broken glass, nails, steel wire, string, etc. that
could be thrown out or become wrapped around the cutter
or cutter guard.
Keep unauthorised persons at a distance. Children,
animals, onlookers and helpers should be kept outside the
safety zone of 15 m. Stop the machine immediately if
Check the entire machine before starting. Replace
damaged parts. Check that there are no fuel leaks and
that all guards and covers are complete and fastened
securely. Check all nuts and screws.
Check that the cutter is not cracked or damaged in any
Make sure the cutter guard is ﬁtted and not damaged.
Check that the cutter and cutter guard are correctly
When adjusting the carburettor make sure the cutter is
held against the ground and that no-one is in the
Make sure the cutter always stops when the engine is
Make sure that the handle and safety features are in good
working order. Never use a machine that lacks a part or
has been modiﬁed outside its speciﬁcations.
Only use the machine for the purpose it was intended for.
General working instructions
This section describes the basic safety rules for working
If you encounter a situation where you are uncertain how to
proceed you should ask an expert. Contact your dealer or
your service workshop.
Avoid all usage which you consider to be beyond your
Basic safety rules
1 Look around you:
To ensure that people, animals or other things cannot
affect your control of the machine.
To ensure that people, animals, etc., do not come into
contact with the cutting attachment or loose objects that
are thrown out by the cutting attachment.
CAUTION! Do not use the machine unless you are able to
call for help in the event of an accident.
2 Do not use the machine in bad weather, such as dense
fog, heavy rain, strong wind, intense cold, etc.
3 Make sure you can move and stand safely. Check the area
around you for possible obstacles (roots, rocks, branches,
ditches, etc.) in case you have to move suddenly. Take
great care when working on sloping ground.
4 The engine must be switched off before moving.
5 Never put the machine down with the engine running
unless you have it in clear sight.