IGG INTEREST BADGE Guide Guiding Traditions 12
No 12 Know how to use an axe and saw safely ( Axe and Saw Safety)
If demonstrating indoors- sheet of strong plastic, brush, rubbish bag
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Before cutting wood - discuss safety procedures and how to create a specific chopping area at camp.
Before cutting wood at camp, you will need to create a specific chopping area.
Choose a site that is fairly close to the fire and clear of any obstructions (not only on the ground - ensure that there are no overhead obstructions that could catch your axe as you swing).
Make a circle that is at least 2m (6ft) in radius (or at least 3 axe lengths)
Rope the area off and ensure it is clearly marked.
Make sure that everyone knows where the chopping area is.
USING AN AXE (see overleaf)
USING A BUSH SAW: (see overleaf)
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- axe and saw
- axe safety
- Branch Weekend 2018
- Guiding Traditions
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- saw safety
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