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Snowblower Safety Tips

snowblower photo courtesy of toro.com
snowblower photo courtesy of toro.com
snowblower photo courtesy of toro.com

Its snowblower season and our friends at Toro want to remind us to stay safe while clearing walks and driveways.
Here are some important safety reminders when using your snowblower.

  • Wear Adequate Winter Outerwear: Jacket and gloves with no scarf or strings on hoods
  • Safety gear: goggles, earbuds, slip proof footwear
  • Know where people and pets are
  • Operate only in good visibility & light
  • Turn corners slowly
  • Look down and behind when backing up
  • Run the unit a few minutes to prevent machine from freezing up
  • No smoking near machine
  • Do not put hands or feet near moving components on the machine
  • Do not operate the machine without all guards and other safety devices in place and working
  • Keep children out of the operating area and under the watchful care of a responsible adult other than you.
  • Never allow children to operate the machine.
  • Shut the machine off before servicing, fueling or unplugging

Photo and text courtesy of www.toro.com .

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