Follow these safety guidelines for trimming equipment such as hedge trimmers, string trimmers, grass shears, and edgers:
- Avoid touching rocks, debris, and gravel with trimming equipment. These items could cause a serious injury if a kickback occurs.
- Make sure all screws and chains are tight. Vibrating equipment can cause screws to loosen.
- Walk towards your work. Do not back away from your work when using a trimmer.
- Always wear eye and ear protection
Reviewed November 2014