• Please select the equipment being used

Pre-Operation Safety Checklist

  • Was the mowing equipment driven to the site or hauled in a trailer?

  • If hauled to work site, are the truck and trailer parked in a safe and visible location?

  • Are there any known hazards where the mowing or trimming operation will be taking place?

  • Was a visual inspection performed of the equipment prior to operation?

  • Are all protective guards and shields in place and secured on the mowing and hand held equipment?

  • Is the mowing area clear of large debris such as sticks, rocks, garbage, etc.?

  • Identify slope of mowing operation.

  • If greater then 15 degree slope, is the mowing operation conducted within the manufacturers allowable slope for the mowing equipment.

Personal Protective Equipment

  • Is high visibility clothing being worn while operating mowing or hand held equipment?

  • Is hearing protection being worn while operating mowing or hand held equipment.

  • Are safety glasses or goggles being worn while operating mowing or hand held equipment.

  • Does footwear meet all requirements to safely perform mowing or hand held operations? (i.e. closed toe, safety toe, non-slip, etc.)

  • Are long pants being worn to prevent leg injuries if mowing or using hand held equipment for trimming or edging?

Operational Safety Checks

  • Was the operator wearing a seat belt while the mowing equipment was moving?

  • Did the operator perform all tasks at a safe speed?

  • Was a buffer zone maintained within 5 feet of a drop-off while operating riding equipment?

  • If equip, did the mower have a strobe light working and turned on?

  • Was the operator alert and aware of potential hazards while operating equipment?

  • Are the mower blades turned off when crossing gravel paths, removing the grass catcher, unclogging any chute, or when away from the mower?

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