Fall is the time of year with spectacular colors. But the beauty of fall is short lived as the leaves start piling up on the ground. The endless raking and bagging of those once beautiful leaves can lead to a sore back.
Care should be taken when twisting and lifting. Care should also be taken when using electric leaf blowers. Check your extension cords for damage and make sure your exterior receptacle is GFIC protected.
Another chore that we might tackle is the pruning of the trees that gave us the wonderful shade during the hot summer months and all that color in the fall. Be careful when climbing those trees. A fall could lead to a serious injury that will put a major damper on the holidays.
And be careful using ladders around overhead service drops, especially those aluminum ladders that most of us have. The colors from an aluminum ladder coming in contact with an energized conductor are colors none of us wants to see.
Let’s be safe this fall so that next spring we can enjoy the shade from those trees once again.