As the leaves begin to change color and fall from the trees, chances are you’ll be out in your yard picking them up and completing other tasks to get your property ready for fall and winter. While doing so, it’s important to take a few safety precautions to ensure that your fall home maintenance routine doesn’t leave you with an injury:
- Clear your home’s walkways of leaves and other debris on a regular basis. If you’ve ever walked on wet leaves, then you know that they’re a recipe for disaster on driveways and sidewalks. Plus, debris such as tree branches can pose a serious tripping hazard for your family and guests if left in walkways. Therefore, it’s important to clean these items up promptly.
- Always follow ladder safety rules. When using a ladder to clear your gutters of autumnal leaves or put up holiday decorations, make sure you have someone to hold the ladder steady for you. Be sure to wear shoes with good grip to avoid slipping while climbing the ladder, and never stand on the top three steps. Lastly, always check to make sure you aren’t near a power line before setting up your ladder.
- Wear work gloves when performing outdoor jobs. Doing so will protect your hands from cuts and scrapes. Plus, it will keep them warm in the chilly fall weather!
- Use the right tools for the job. Whether you’re working in the yard or doing maintenance on the exterior of your home, it’s important to use tools that are intended for the job you’re performing. In addition, all tools should be inspected prior to use to ensure that they are in good working condition. Failing to do so can result in serious injuries.
We hope you’ll take these safety tips into consideration when cleaning up your yard and readying your home for the cold months ahead.
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If you sustain injuries this autumn due an incident caused by someone else’s carelessness, don’t just suffer the consequences – hold the wrongdoer accountable by hiring the Heslin Law Firm as your Bucks County accident lawyer. No matter how minor or severe your injuries may be, we will make it our mission to achieve justice for your case. To do so, we’ll seek maximum compensation for your medical expenses, pain and suffering, lost wages, etc.
Interested in a free consultation with our experienced accident attorney in Bucks County? Dial (215) 332-0300 or visit us on the web today. And to learn how to prevent workplace slips and falls, be sure to take a peek at last week’s blog post. We look forward to showing you why we’re the accident lawyer Bucks County has relied on for more than three decades.