LAWN EQUIPMENT SAFETY


LAWN EQUIPMENT SAFETY


TRUE STORY - with Dr.Katranji

"Once when I was in training, we came across a situation where two brothers decided to try and use a lawn mower to trim a hedge.  Now, because a lawn mower isn't designed to rest on a hedge not only did they lose control of their mower, they lost a few of their fingers too."


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Take your time

safety is worth it

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The best way we can care for you, is by sharing our knowledge to help prevent you from having to come in at all.

TRUE STORY with Dr.Katranji

"Once when I was in training, we came across a situation where two brothers decided to try and use a lawn mower to trim a hedge.  Now, because a lawn mower isn't designed to rest on a hedge not only did they lose control of their mower, they lost a few of their fingers too."


Image

Take your time

safety is worth it

.

The best way we can care for you, is by sharing our knowledge to help prevent you from having to come in at all.

EQUIPMENT JAMS

1: Turn it off!

Have you ever been on a roll while mowing the lawn or weed wacking when all of a sudden your equipment stops?  Our first response is typically to have a look and see what stopped the blade from spinning, and if it's clogged to remove it.  Before taking ANY action, turn off your equipment and unplug it from the power source.  Learn how to disengage any blade or cutting device in your equipment.  Once your machine is off, give it 2-3 minutes before touching the area of obstruction to ensure there is no power left over in the machine.  Many tools have springs or coils that can injure you once the jam is cleared.  Many companies have tools or instructions on how to clear jams and obstructions.

2: Manuals Matter

Though it might not be the most fun step to take, ALWAYS read the manual to your machine before using it.  This will give you specific instructions to help keep you safe, such as motor disengagement, device rotation, how to safely store your equipment, and much more.  Manuals often offer great tips and tricks for common issues that can be fixed by a simple flick of a switch placed on the machine that you may not have known was there hadn't you read the manual!

3: Maintaining Equipment

It is very important that we know how to properly care for our tools and equipment.  Simple maintenance tasks such as oiling the device, sharpening blades, and appropriate storing can help to keep our machines running smoothly and effectively while minimizing our chance of getting hurt. 


This blog provides general information and discussions about health and related subjects. The information and other content provided in this blog, or in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as a diagnosis or any kind of medical advice,  nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

If you or any other person has a medical concern, you should consult with your health care provider or seek other professional medical treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something that you have read on this blog or in any linked materials. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency services immediately.

EQUIPMENT JAMS

1: Turn it off!

Have you ever been on a roll while mowing the lawn or weed wacking when all of a sudden your equipment stops?  Our first response is typically to have a look and see what stopped the blade from spinning, and if it's clogged to remove it.  Before taking ANY action, turn off your equipment and unplug it from the power source.  Learn how to disengage any blade or cutting device in your equipment.  Once your machine is off, give it 2-3 minutes before touching the area of obstruction to ensure there is no power left over in the machine.  Many tools have springs or coils that can injure you once the jam is cleared.  Many companies have tools or instructions on how to clear jams and obstructions.

2: Manuals Matter

Though it might not be the most fun step to take, we recommend you ALWAYS read the manual to your machine before even turning it on.  This will give you specific instructions to help keep you safe, such as motor disengagement, device rotation, how to safely store your equipment, and much more.  Manuals often offer great tips and tricks for common issues that can be fixed by a simple flick of a switch placed on the machine that you may not have known was there hadn't you read the manual!

3: Maintaining Equipment

It is very important that we know how to properly care for our tools and equipment.  Simple maintenance tasks such as oiling the device, sharpening blades, and appropriate storing can help to keep our machines running smoothly and effectively while minimizing our chance of getting hurt. 


This blog provides general information and discussions about health and related subjects. The information and other content provided in this blog, or in any linked materials, are not intended and should not be construed as a diagnosis or any kind of medical advice,  nor is the information a substitute for professional medical expertise or treatment.

If you or any other person has a medical concern, you should consult with your health care provider or seek other professional medical treatment. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something that you have read on this blog or in any linked materials. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or emergency services immediately.