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Safety Notice – Supply of flail-type cutting attachments on portable hand-held brush cutters

Safety Notice from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE):

Non-standard metal brush cutting accessories fitted to petrol driven brush cutters can fail catastrophically in-service. There is a risk of death or serious injury to operators and others in vicinity from ejected metal components. Suppliers of such equipment should immediately discontinue supply of flail-type cutting attachments for portable hand-held brush cutters.


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