You would be well advised to contact Fas / Coillte who used to organise chainsaw safety courses, and may be able to point you to the nearest place to get some expert advice.
If you intend cutting up your stock for carving ect, make sure it is secure before you start cutting. Chainsaws have a habit of pulling timber all over the shop.
Check aldis one for a safety break mechanism, which cuts out the engine in certain unsafe operations, usually on the top, if memory serves me well.
If you intend ripping down along the grain of the trunk, ie planking.
You will have to resharpen the teeth of the chain, to an almost 90 degee angle, viewed from the top. I used to use 2 chains, 1 to plank, and 1 to crosscut.
There are safety gloves, and leggings available, so you might check them out.
Steel toe caps.
Safety first, everything else second.