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Safety gloves an important requirement when trimming a treePosted on 12/05/2011

Safety gloves an important requirement when trimming a tree

It is important that anybody considering scaling back their trees use safety gloves to ensure they do not injure themselves, according to one health and safety expert.

Scott Sligh, electric superintendent in Fairhope, Alabama, told Baldwin County Now that some people may be thinking about making changes to their garden, such as cutting back trees with a chainsaw.

However, the expert warned that personal protective equipment should be worn when embarking on these tasks, which includes goggles and safety gloves.

"When using a chain saw, make sure you have read the manual and know how to use it properly and safely, and with proper equipment such as gloves, safety glasses and hearing protection," he elaborated.

A recent campaign aimed at highlighting the importance of safety gloves and other forms of hand and arm protection was launched by the British Safety Council, entitled Changing the Habits of a Lifetime.

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