Lawnmower Safety Tips
As the day dawns bright and sunny, morning dew steams off of the warming grass and birds
chirp happy messages to each other through the leafy treetops. Billowy white clouds bob slowly
across the sparkling blue sky and all across the neighborhood folks look out their windows and think "What a perfect day to mow the lawn!"
Unfortunately, once the lawnmowers are pulled out of the shed and put to use, many of
those same people will suffer some kind of lawnmower-related injury. For the most part, many of the
injuries each year could be reduced simply by taking the time to follow a few common-sense guidelines
and by reading the safety instructions that come with each lawnmower when purchased new.
As lawnmowers have become one of the most common lawncare items owned, more and more
people approach their lawnmowing chores with a disregard for the potential of harm that can result from
not treating lawnmowers with the proper respect. If used carelessly or thoughtlessly, lawnmowers, like
most power equipment, can be very dangerous.
More than 60,000 people each year are injured either while using a lawnmower or being
in the near vicinity of a lawnmower being used. The majority of those injured are children under the age
of 16 and suffer the injury due to unsafe practices rather than some sort of equipment malfunction.
Bob's Power Center wants to help you avoid taking any
unnecessary risks when it's time for you to dig out the mower and spruce up the lawn. We've gathered some
general guidelines to help you practice safe mowing techniques and hope you take the time to share them
with everyone in your family that uses the lawnmower.
Thankfully, lawnmower manufacturers have improved safety features to help reduce
injuries and many people already practice safe power equipment usage. Perhaps the first and best bit of
advice that we can give you when it comes to any kind of power equipment or tools is - If something
doesn't seem like it's safe, it's probably not safe! So don't do it!
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