Groundskeepers Safety Guide

Includes information on the safe use of chain saws and other tools, personal protective equipment, UV, heat, cold, noise, vibration and dust.

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Designed and written as a practical workplace training and reference tool. This 129-page pocket guide is filled with clear-language text including safety tips, charts, diagrams, checklists and illustrations.


This is your guide to safe groundskeeping and landscaping work. It will help you to:

  • Recognize workplace hazards;
  • Prevent accident and injury;
  • Follow safe work practices;
  • Select and use proper personal protective equipment (PPE);
  • Understand your duties and rights as given in the occupational health and safety legislation; and
  • Contact government departments to find health and safety related information.


This Guide is for groundskeepers and landscapers as well as golf course employees, facility management persons, cemetery workers, park and recreation employees and other workers whose responsibilities includes groundskeeping work. It provides safe work practices for performing a wide range of tasks.

The Guide will assist in the development and implementation of workplace health and safety programs. In employee training sessions, the Guide is a practical handout.

Target Audience

This guide is for everyone who performs, supervises or plans work in the groundskeeping, landscaping, gardening or nursery industries. It is a handy companion for workers, supervisors, managers, occupational health nurses and health and safety committee members.

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