Snowblower Safety


  • Read the instruction manual before using.
  • Be sober.
  • Do not remove safety devices, shields, or guards on switches.
  • Keep hands and feet away from moving parts.
  • Stay away from the engine as it can become very hot and burn unprotected flesh.
  • Add fuel before starting the engine, not when it is running or hot.
  • Use a stick or broom handle (not your hands or feet) to remove debris.
  • Never let children operate. Keep children 15 years of age and younger away from the snowblower when it is in use.
  • Do not leave snowblower unattended when it is running. If you must walk away from the machine, turn the engine off.
  • If your snowblower becomes jammed:
    • Turn it off
    • Disengage the clutch
    • Wait more than five seconds for blades to stop rotating.
  • Beware of the brief recoil of motor and blades that occurs after the machine has been turned off.
  • Always use a stick or broom handle to clear impacting snow.
  • Never put your hand down chutes or around blades.