Tips - Canadian Safety Standard Requirements

WARNING FOR ELECTRIC CHAIN SAW USERS! The fibers will not stop the sprocket on most electric chain saws because of their constant high torque.

Recommended Chainsaw and OPE Standard Requirements

  • cUL/BNQ Class 'A'
  • • TCS 3,000 feet per minute
  • • Front & back protection
  • • Back pad below knee
  • Class 'B'
  • • TCS 3,000 feet per minute
  • • Front protection
  • • (minimum 15" vertical in middle)
  • W.C.B.-B.C.
  • • TCS 3,600 feet per minute
  • • Front protection pad 1.5 inches below waistband with 4" extra on left side of each leg
  • • *STIHL pant has cut protection up to waist
  • • TCS 3,600 feet per minute
  • • Minimum 28" long front pad, 4" extra on left side of each leg
  • • *STIHL pant has TCS of 4100 feet per minute to comply with high industry safety standard demands

Safety Guide

  • What to consider when choosing which type of leg protection is right for you:
  • Weight
  • • 'PRO' leg protection is lighter in weight and features Kevlarฎ pads for maximum safety.
  • • 'STANDARD' leg protection is economical without sacrificing safety. Pads are constructed of a ballistic nylon/Kevlarฎ blend which is slightly heavier but still provides excellent protection.
  • Working conditions
  • • A cotton outer fabric is more breathable and thus desirable in hot and dry conditions.
  • • A nylon outer fabric is more moisture-resistant and will be preferable in cold and/or wet conditions.
  • • For work in proximity to live power lines or other fire hazards, we recommend flame and hydrocarbon flash fire-resistant (FR) safety pants.
  • • For arborists, we suggest the URBAN safety pant, or the premium, ADVANCE PLUS safety pant.
  • • If equipment frequently changes hands or is used sporadically, chaps may be a better option.