Come October, you’ll be diving into fall and winter activities such as late-fall leaf cleanup, holiday lights installation, tree trimming, dormant pruning and more. Make safety during these off-season tasks just as much a priority as you would during the busy season. Keep these items on hand for your crews to ensure they are productive and safe.
High-visibility safety vest
The Carhartt High- Visibility Vest stands out when working along roadways or near dawn or dusk. This vest is flame- resistant and features reflective material and a five-point breakaway system. It comes in four sizes from small/medium to 4XL/5XL.
Safety eyewear is a must when operating any kind of machinery, such as when pruning or blowing leaves. Simple models protect the eyes, and pricier options also help block rays from the sun.
Not all work gloves are made alike. Choose a thick style that will protect hands from sharp points, but also allow maneuverability.
Find a sweatshirt that’s warm, yet breathable, and also repels water. Anything with moisture-wicking should do the trick for a handy layer to throw on during cool mornings or evenings.
Noise-blocking ear protection is key when running loud machinery such as leaf blowers. The DeWalt Interceptor Folding Earmuff features a moisture-wicking CoolMax headband and foam-filled earcups that fit securely over the ears.
If your crew is working along a busy road, protect them by using traffic cones to direct cars around the area to give your workers a little breathing room.