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Working in a commercial landscaping company can be dangerous. There are lots of hazards, including heavy equipment, power tools and chemicals. If you are not careful, it is easy to get hurt. That is why it is important you to follow all Commercial Landscaping Safety Guidelines when working a job site.

Commercial Landscaping Safety Guidelines

  • Always wear protective gear.
  • Use the right tools for the job, and make sure they are in good working order before you begin.
  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times, especially if you are working with heavy machinery or chemicals that can be harmful to yourself or others if spilled on them.
  • Make sure that you are physically able to perform tasks safely before attempting them; if you find yourself struggling with something, do not force it–take a break until you feel better!
  • Never work alone–having someone else present will help ensure that everyone stays safe during their projects!
  • When you are working on a project, take frequent breaks. It is important to rest your eyes and body so that you do not become too tired or make any mistakes due to exhaustion. If you feel yourself getting drowsy, step away from whatever it is that you are doing for a few minutes!
  • If you are working on a project that requires you to use sharp tools or equipment, make sure to wear protective gear. This includes wearing gloves, safety goggles and other items that will keep your hands and eyes safe from injury. It is also important to wear sturdy shoes so that your feet do not get injured by anything slippery or sharp on the floor!

Commercial Landscaping Safety Training

You can learn from others’ mistakes. It is important to understand the risks of commercial landscaping and how to avoid them, so you can develop a plan for safety. Training also helps you develop a plan for safety, which will help keep your employees safe on the job site. Employees who have been properly trained are more likely to follow proper procedures and use equipment safely, resulting in fewer injuries or fatalities related to commercial landscaping activities. Training is also important because it helps you understand OSHA regulations and other state, or local laws related to commercial landscaping. These regulations vary by location, so it is important that you know what they are before starting your business. Training will help you develop a safety plan that conforms with these requirements and keeps all of your employees safe on the job site.

Benefits of Using a Safety Certified Landscaping Firm

Safety is a top priority for all companies. As a business owner, you want to ensure that your employees are well trained and aware of the safety guidelines for your business. Safety training can help you do this by teaching them:

  • The importance of having a safe working environment
  • How to identify hazards in the workplace
  • How to avoid dangerous situations through proper planning and preparation
  • How to use the right equipment and tools How to respond in an emergency situation.
  • How to handle hazardous materials How to deal with fire, floods, and other natural disasters How to prevent injuries from occurring on the job and much more.
    If you are looking for safety training in the Mid-South Region, look no further than Pugh’s Earthworks! Contact us today for more information about our services.

Commercial Landscaping Safety Wear

When you are working in a commercial landscaping environment, there are a number of safety precautions you should take. Safety wear is one way to protect yourself from injury and ensure that your employees stay safe as well. The following items are recommended:

  • Safety glasses
  • Hard hat (for those who need them)
  • Steel toe boots or shoes with steel shanks (to protect against falling objects)
  • Gloves, at least leather ones if not heavy-duty work gloves made out of Kevlar fibers or similar materials designed specifically for this purpose; also consider gloves with cut-resistant properties if possible.
  • Dust mask or respirator (if necessary)
  • Ear plugs or earmuffs depending on the noise level of your workplace.
  • Long sleeves and pants – avoid wearing loose clothing or jewelry that might get caught in machinery parts!
  • Always wear a hard hat if one is required by your employer or otherwise recommended by the manufacturer of your tools.
  • Keep all body parts out of moving machinery that could injure them – hands, feet, legs, arms and so forth.
  • Have your workers trained in how to handle dangerous materials like chemicals, explosives or flammable liquids.
  • If you are working with flammable substances or fuels, make sure everyone knows what they are doing and have the necessary fire-extinguishers on hand.

Commercial Landscaping Power Tool Safety

  • Use the right tool for the job.
  • Wear safety equipment when appropriate, such as gloves and eye protection.
  • Maintain your tools and equipment according to manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Follow all manufacturer’s operating procedures when using power tools, including:
  • Turn off the tool before removing jammed material or cleaning it out; this ensures that no one gets hurt by an unintentional start up while you’re working on it. -Load only properly sized bits into your drill/driver so they fit snugly in their holders, which prevents them from falling out when you’re working with them (and potentially causing injury). If there is any doubt about whether or not something will fit into place securely enough not to fall out during use or transport – do not risk, it! Just leave it out altogether until you find something else more suitable than what originally came packaged together with your other belongings when purchased new at retail stores like Lowe’s Home Improvement Center locations across America today!”
  • Always use the proper size drill bit for your project. Using a larger bit than is necessary can cause the drill to get stuck in wood or other materials, causing injury.
    Never use a power tool on wet surfaces; doing so could cause electrocution and fire hazards.
  • Use a drill only for drilling, not for driving screws. It is possible to damage the head of the screw with too much force from a drill; this leaves you with an unusable screw and no way to fix it.

These are some of the ways you can protect yourself, your employees and your business.

Safety is important to you, your employees and your business. This section will outline some of the ways you can protect yourself, your employees and your business by complying with OSHA standards.

  • Follow all manufacturer’s instructions for using equipment.
  • Wear appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) when required by law or when working in an area where hazards exist that could cause injury if not protected from them (e.g., eye protection).
  • Make sure all tools are maintained in good working order before use on site; check for cracked handles or loose bolts often enough so they do not become dangerous when you least expect it!
  • Make sure equipment is in good working condition before use. Check for cracked handles or loose bolts often enough so they do not become dangerous when you least expect it! Make sure all tools are maintained in good working order before use on site; check for cracked handles or loose bolts often enough so they do not become dangerous when you least expect it!


As you can see, there are many things to consider when it comes to commercial landscaping safety. The most important thing is that you take the time necessary to properly assess your risks and make sure that your employees are trained in how to handle them. This will help ensure that everyone stays safe on site at all times!



Pugh’s Earthworks Strictly Adheres to all Commercial Landscaping Safety Guidelines

Our Quality Assurance Guarantee

Pugh’s Earthworks offers an excellent quality assurance program. We are licensed and insured and stand behind all of the work that we perform with our quality assurance guarantee.

Quality is everyone’s responsibility.
Quality is conformance to the customer’s requirements.
We believe every job can be improved.
Every idea is treated with the utmost respect.
We realize that improvement must be an on-the-job process.


It is the goal of Pugh’s Earthworks to provide our customers, both internal and external, with services, which meet or exceed their expectations.

We recognize that one of the most important assets we possess, enabling us to achieve this goal, is our professional staff. We strongly encourage all of our people to take the pride of ownership in all the work they do.

To this end we commit ourselves to strive in all we do for total customer satisfaction.


Management guarantees that ongoing support of these goals is our highest priority. We must never lose sight that customer satisfaction is a direct measure of our performance.
Working together as a team, making use of all our talents and expertise, we will accomplish our objective.

Pugh's Earthworks



Pugh’s Earthworks We operate 5 landscape centers, in 3 states. Our headquarters is in Memphis, Tennessee. We also operate landscape offices in Nashville, Jackson TN, Southaven MS and Little Rock AR. Our firm provides monthly grounds maintenance services for commercial clients. If you are seeking assistance with Landscaping or Lawn Maintenance services, please give us a call or send us a message via the contact form below.

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