A lawnmower is an essential tool in the gardening process. It is crucial for keeping a well-kept lawn, and it comes in a variety of shapes, sizes, and power sources. While it can be dangerous if not used properly, there are many safety tips that you should follow when using it.
Lawn mower accidents are a common occurrence. Most lawn mower injuries are minor cuts, but they can be life-threatening if not treated immediately. Fortunately, there are many ways to prevent lawn mower injuries. Follow these tips Unison Supply has for you and keep yourself safe.
1. Read the Manual
It may not be very exciting to read a manual, but it is important to know how to use your machine properly and safely.
2. Dress Properly
When operating a lawn mower, don't wear loose clothing or jewelry, and you should wear sturdy, closed shoes. Wearing sandals can cause you to slip and lead to injuries.
3. Stay Away from the Blades
This warning sounds a bit obvious, but when something gets stuck between the blades, many people think they can put their hands inside the machine if it’s switched off. Do not trust this. The blades are still sharp and can cut you. Try to use a stick instead of your fingers in these cases.
4. Keep your Distance from Other People
While accidents involving lawn mowers can happen to adults too, they pose a particularly serious risk to children. Never allow a child to ride on a lawn mower, and make sure your children are indoors while you're busy cutting the grass.
5. Don’t walk backward
When mowing, never walk backward or mow in reverse. It would be hard to notice someone standing behind you when the machine’s noise is all you can hear. Sometimes you could even fall and pull it over you accidentally.
6. Beware of Stones
While mowing your lawn, there might be small stones and other debris lying around, and the blades of your mower can launch these small projectiles and hurt somebody or break windows. Also, move your cars to a safe distance before you start cutting your grass to avoid any damage.
7. Lawn Mower Transportation
Avoid lifting a lawnmower by the bottom when moving it from one location to another. The blades are very sharp and will cut your fingers. Make sure the mower is unplugged before you pick it up.
While lawn mowers can seem to be a little dangerous, it’s only a matter of using them responsibly and following these safety tips. They can considerably reduce the time and effort needed to maintain a lawn. Unison Supply has a great variety of equipment to keep your garden beautiful and well-kept. Contact us today or visit our warehouse for more information. We are always ready to help you!