A COVID-19 Safety Guide for Landscapers

May 11, 2020

 

The coronavirus outbreak has been difficult to navigate for uncountable people worldwide, especially in terms of which businesses are deemed essential and which are not. Ultimately, landscaping fell in the “essential” category here in Florida, as residences and commercial buildings require landscaping to maintain the safety of their occupants. While getting the job done is important, that means landscapers need to take extra precautions to stay safe while they’re away from their homes.

 

We know you’re dedicated to quality just like we are, but you can’t deliver a quality job if you’re not feeling your best. Here are some expert-recommended safety tips for landscaping professionals: 

 

  • Communication is critical. Be sure you reach out to your clients, preferably by email or phone or another digital method, to ask permission to service their lawns. Be sure to coordinate with your clients so you can minimize any unnecessary contact with them or those around them. Make sure your crew knows to maintain social distance when answering any questions.

  • Do what you can to minimize how much you share tools. It might help to coordinate your team so you’re all working on different tasks and overlapping tool usage as little as possible.

  • If you have a large crew, try to stagger your departure times so you can minimize the amount of time spent congregating in the lobby or warehouse.

  • Take extra precautions to sanitize all equipment between jobs - and that means all the equipment you’ve used. If possible, ask your crew to wear gloves as much as they can, removing them only to eat or drink. This may mean you need to add extra time between jobs to ensure everything is clean.

 

Above all else, we sincerely hope our clients, friends, and neighbors are staying safe and healthy in this challenging time. Gator Mower Parts remains open with curbside pickup and dropoff services so you can stay in working condition at all times. To learn more or for an over-the-phone consultation, call us at 407-260-1292 today.

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