Northern Safety & Industrial
Safe Weed Trimmer Use
Clothing: choose solid shoes/boots, long pants, and relatively tight-fitting clothes. Loose garments and long hair can get caught in moving parts of the trimmer.
Protect yourself: wear safety glasses, gloves, ear plugs/muffs, and a visor. Utilizing shoulder straps or anti-vibration gloves will ease fatigue. If working near a road or parking lot, wear a hi-vis safety vest.
Check the weather: avoid trimming on wet grass to prevent slips and falls.
Before you start: read the trimmer’s manual, ensure all safety guards are in place, and use the correct fuel mixture if using a gas trimmer.
Fueling: only add fuel when engine is cool.
Prep the area: clear debris like stones, wire, and sticks. Don’t trim around other people, and stop the engine if a car, pet, or person approaches.
Operation: keep cutter beneath knee height. Use both hands and keep a firm grip. Do not make adjustments while engine is running. Swing trimmer in a smooth motion. Stop the engine prior to setting it down.
If trimmer gets tangled: stop the engine immediately.