Renovating a three story house proved to be more work than I originally thought it would be. Adding two bathrooms to the upper levels with beautiful garden tubs seemed like a great idea on paper, but when it came down to getting the tubs up to where they needed to go, we ran into several problems. The contractor suggested that we consider renting a crane to get some of the heavy stuff lifted to the upper levels - that was a brilliant idea. If you are considering a project such as this, read through my blog to find out how heavy construction equipment can make the impossible possible.
In some cases, you have to bring out the "big dogs" when it's time to do things to your lawn. For example, you might have to use a stump grinder to get rid of an old, nasty stump, or you might have to use an aerator to break up your soil and prepare to plant grass seeds. Luckily, you can typically rent this equipment by the hour or by the day to get the job done without spending too much money, but chances are good that you aren't used to using this type of equipment. This means that you need to be serious about safety concerns. Each type of equipment has its own safety guidelines that you should follow, but these are a few general safety tips that you should use when operating any type of rental equipment on your lawn.
1. Protect Your Eyes
First and foremost, you should protect your eyes. For example, when working with heavy outdoor equipment, like a stump grinder rental, you have to worry about mulch, limbs and other debris flying and potentially causing harm to your vision. You should always wear a pair of safety glasses to protect your eyes when working with this type of equipment; if you aren't given a pair from the rental company, you should be able to pick up a cheap pair at a home improvement store.
2. Protect Your Hearing
Most outdoor equipment is quite noisy, which can affect your hearing, particularly when you are going to be working in the yard all day long. Consider putting in a pair of earplugs to help preserve your hearing and prevent pain and discomfort. This can also make working in the yard a whole lot more peaceful.
3. Read the Manual
No matter what type of equipment that you are going to be renting and using, you are putting yourself at risk of injury if you don't know what you are doing. Take the time to read the manual carefully, and ask someone from the rental company if you have any questions. Not only will this help you stay safe, but it'll also help you get the job done quickly, effectively and easily.
As you can see, it is important to keep yourself safe when you are using rental equipment on your lawn. Once again, you should know that it's imperative to follow certain safety rules based on the type of equipment that you are using. However, following these three basic rules is a good start for protecting yourself.Share
9 February 2016