Technique and safety are key factors

The WLC is subject to strict rules regarding technique and safety. Every competitor must participate with one chainsaw that has been approved by the competition organisers. The saw must be standard, out-of-the-box versions. Three saw blades and four chains may be used for the various events. If necessary a replacement saw may be used during the competition, with permission from the organisers.

Participants must wear approved protective equipment such as protective jacket, trousers, gloves, boots and helmet with visor and hearing protection. The same clothing restrictions apply for judges and functionaries. Each participant must also have a first-aid kit at hand.