Getting Ready for Spring Landscape Work: Safety Tips to Remember

Keeping safety in mind, landscape contractors should inspect outdoor power equipment before it's needed.

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The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute (OPEI), an international trade association representing more than 100 power equipment, engine and utility vehicle manufacturers and suppliers, reminds landscape contractors to keep safety in mind when getting out their spring lawn and garden equipment like lawn mowers, edgers, trimmers and more.

“After a long winter, we know that everyone is eager to get outside and start working. But remember to make safety a priority,” says Kris Kiser, president and CEO. “Make sure you’re backyard-ready by doing some basic maintenance now when we are on the cusp of spring. This will ensure your equipment operates safely and gets the job done.”

A good time to assess outdoor power equipment needs is before you need it, adds Kiser. “Whether you need battery-, gasoline-, propane-, diesel-, robotic- or hybrid-powered equipment, there is a product to fit your needs and that can handle any yard chore.”

Before you use a mower, trimmer, blower, chain saw, pruner or other piece of outdoor power equipment this season, OPEI reminds landscape contractors to inspect equipment, review owner’s manuals and review safety procedures.

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