Remember these safety steps when operating any outdoor power equipment:
- Know How to Operate Your Equipment.
- Read and understand the operator and safety manuals.
- Know the controls and how they work.
- Follow safety instructions.
- Dress Properly for the Job
- Wear long pants and close-fitting clothes.
- Wear sturdy shoes.
- Don't wear things that could get caught in moving parts like loose jewelry or clothing; be careful of long hair.
- Handle Gas Carefully
- Don't spill when you fill.
- Fill up before you start, when the engine is cold.
- Store gas in approved container in a cool, ventilated area.
- Never smoke around gas.
- Clear the Area Before You Start
- Pick up rocks, twigs, toys - anything that could be
thrown by the equipment.
- Keep Children & Pets Away from the Work Area
- Never give a child, or anyone, a ride.
- Children should be kept inside, away from the work area.
- Operate Carefully & Follow Safety Procedures
- Turn off engine and disconnect spark plug wire when working on the equipment or attempting to unclog debris.
- If you leave the equipment, turn off the engine and remove key.
- Never allow children to operate any type of outdoor power equipment. Only allow responsible adults who are familiar with the instructions to operate equipment.
- Keep Hands & Feet Away From Moving Parts
- Never work on equipment when it's running.
- Never remove or tamper with safety devices or labels.
- Wear Hearing & Eye Protection
- Use special earmuffs or earplugs to protect your ears while allowing you to hear the sounds you need to hear.
- Always wear safety glasses or goggles.