Some chaps will stop a chainsaw, others may not.
I appreciate the correct terminology, I lack that at times I suppose. I agree PPE is not supplemental to skills and proper training, and protection is not the same as proof. We retired this pair of chaps and thought it would be interesting to see what would happen, none of us had prior to this thankfully. Thanks for taking the time to watch and your feedback.Chainsaw protective is not chainsaw proof. Read the manual. Ask the manufacturer questions. Research the testing process and different standards. Or just read the manual.
Thankfully I’ve never hit my chaps or pants, and that’s the goal. PPE is the last line of defense in the hierarchy of controls. (Google that term.) It is the last line because it is the least effective. Bottom line- if you’re depending solely on PPE to protect you instead of using it as a supplement to skill and other controls, you’re doing it wrong.
I know this is written bluntly. It’s not meant to be harsh or combative. It’s great to ask the question and explore the topic, as there is great misunderstanding around PPE in general. Misunderstanding and false security are hazards themselves.