Tips for Safe Mowing

Tips for Safe Lawn Mowing

  • Keep children and pets out of your yard while mowing.
  • Clear the lawn of large sticks or other debris.
  • Wear clothing that offers a bit of protection, such as close-toed shoes. Wear eye protection.
  • Be sure you understand all of your mowers’ safety features prior to use. Do not disable any safety features.
  • Do not cut the lawn when it’s raining, or when the grass is slippery.
  • Children should be at least 12 years old before they operate a lawn mower. Discuss lawn mower safety with them.
  • Never allow children to ride alone on a riding mower.
  • Do not clean the grass exit with your hands.
  • Make sure your mower is in good working condition at all times.
  • Do not operate a mower while under the influence of alcohol or other drugs that impair judgment.