How can I use my scarifier safely?

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Ensure pets and children are kept away from the area you’re working in

Answered by Dave, Electrical Safety Expert

Ensure pets and children are kept away from the area you’re working in.

Check the area for any debris or trip hazards before you get started.

It’s best to wear sturdy shoes that cover your toes and long trousers when using your scarifier.

Position the scarifier on a flat, level surface like a path or drive before adjusting the flails.

Be extra careful when working near to gravelled areas – if a stone gets caught up in the mechanism and is then spat out, it could cause serious injury.

Keep the power cord over your shoulder and well out of the way during use.

If a fire does start, don't try to fight the fire. Get to safety and call 999 immediately.

Always unplug your scarifier before cleaning.

Store in a cool, dry place.

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