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Outdoor safety tips for fall from OPEI


Autumn is a busy time for lawn and garden equipment users – with leaves to mulch, garden beds to clean out, and yards to prepare for winter. The bustle of fall outdoor activities and chores can take a toll on outdoor power equipment, and it’s important for homeowners to check their equipment, maintain it well, and store it properly for the winter.

Here are some tips to help homeowners keep their lawn and garden equipment in top shape, readying for winter storage:

Set up a safe work zone. Identify a safe location with plenty of work space that is out of the way of children and pets. Work only in a well-ventilated area that is away from heat sources, sparks or flames.

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