If you are going to be using a snow thrower this winter, one of your top priorities should always be concerned with safety. Failure to do so could results in bodily harm or injury. Suburban Lawn Equipment is here to help prevent any accidents from occurring with these helpful safety tips when using a snow thrower!
- Clear debris before using. It’s important to keep in mind that the snow thrower is a powerful piece of equipment and it will pick up debris or rocks in its path. To avoid damage clear the area before use.
- Wear appropriate clothing. Clothing and other accessories are at risk of becoming entangled in the moving parts of the snow thrower. Avoid wearing long scarves, dangling jewelry, or any other form of loose clothing while operating this machinery.
- Go with the wind. Whenever possible, do not fight the wind. Try to point the chute downwind so that it helps blow snow.
- Avoid severe weather conditions. You should always avoid operating a snow thrower during heavy snowfall or minimal visibility. Waiting for heavy snowfall to pass is the recommended time to start using the snow thrower.
- NEVER use hands/feet to clear a clog. If you experience a clog or blockage you should first shut off the equipment, and then use either a long clean out tool, stick or broom to dislodge snow or debris from the moving parts.