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Operating; Protective Equipment; General Safety Precautions - Husqvarna FS400 LV 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.
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 mask.
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.
Always wear:
Approved protective helmet
Approved hearing protection
Protective goggles or a visor
Breathing mask
Tight-fitting, heavy-duty and comfortable clothing that
permits full freedom of movement.
Boots with saw protection, steel toe-cap and non-slip sole
Other protective equipment
IMPORTANT! Sparks may appear and start a fire when you
work with the machine. Always keep fire fighting equipment
Fire Extinguisher
Always have a first aid kit nearby.
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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
Keep in mind that the operator is responsible for accidents
or hazards occuring to other people or their property.
The machine must be kept clean. Signs and stickers must
be fully legible.
Always use common sense
It is not possible to cover every conceivable situation you can
face. Always exercise care and use your common sense. If
you get into a situation where you feel unsafe, stop and seek
expert advice. Contact your dealer, service agent or an
experienced user. Do not attempt any task that you feel
unsure of!
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 read
and 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
WARNING! Unauthorized modifications and/
or accessories may lead to serious injury or
death to the user or others. Under no
circumstances may the design of the
machine be modified without the permission
of the manufacturer.
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 safety 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.