Be safe out there!

just a warning to everyone!

had an accident yesterday doing something so very simple yet it turns out quite dangerous!

got asked to do some stock fencing for someone something I don’t really do but good client so said I’d do it. Post basher ended up bouncing off the top of post and hitting me in the head instead!

so stay safe everyone!

You need to be a member of Landscape Juice Network to add comments!

Join Landscape Juice Network

Email me when people reply –


          • PRO

            Good to know you are okay Richard , You were probably rushing to get the job done , I suspect Santa will be bringing you a new safety helmet . Take care .

            • PRO
              Thanks John. As for rushing a bit maybe but not too much. It was number 19 post of 20. So only another hour and a half maybe 2 to get the wire up. Easy job with 2 of us there on this one. Which brings up a good point in that I won’t be using one When working alone ever again! As for a helmet I’ve got one in the garage for hedge cutting and the small tree work I do (just lopping branches etc or the odd 12ft tree I take down!) but the thought of using a helmet for fencing has never occurred to me.
  • PRO
    Lodge it with HSE and sue yourself :)))

    Seriously, assume from steri strips you’ve been checked out ?
    • PRO
      There’s an idea!
      But yes been checked out had to have a ct scan as I was wobbling all over the place in a and e!
      The worst bit was when the nurse had to get tweezers and pull skin back straight as it had pushed up underneath itself from the hit!
  • Easily done i always wear a hard hat when using those things, makes you sweat though.

  • PRO Supplier

    Bump caps - latest word in site fashion but it keeps the noggin' safe

    Image result for bump caps

  • PRO

    I hope you'll feel better very soon Richard. A couple of places I've worked at in the last few years the gardeners thought post drivers were illegal because of so many accidents like this with them. Since found out that's not the case just that some people wont use them. 

    Makes me wonder, back in 1993 I worked in Heligan Gardens in Cornwall. The post driver they used had a 10lb sledge hammer head welded to the top...dangerous!

    On the subject of having accidents doing some simple job. My first employee in 1985 turned up for work with new safety boots. His first job was weeding through a border with hand tools. I heard later he had been taken to hospital. Apparently his foot had slid off the spade and the corner of the spade had gone through the leather into his instep. He needed 6 stitches at A&E. I thought it would have been a nice easy job for his first day!

    • PRO

      They're safe as houses (both hands are kept well away from danger zone) so long as you don't lift them above your head. My first boss warned me about this...did I listen? Like heck. Hurts like hell.

  • PRO

    It is so very easy to become complacent doing the same things every day. The mower height adjustment jammed and I yanked it in a rage , pulling the whole mower up on to my foot. I was EXTREMELY lucky but in shock at what I'd done and how bad it could have been.  

    I know I should wear steel toe caps but cant find any comfortable and light enough to walk 8-10 miles a day in. 

    • PRO
      I seem to remember that picture from before but not how you did it. You were very lucky!
      Meanwhile my head still feels like it’s full of cotton wool!
This reply was deleted.

Landscape industry Jobs


HortiServices Ltd are well respected Professional Landscapers in South Cambridgeshire, providing design, installation and maintenance services. Our success can be attributed to the loyalty of our customers, high quality of our work and our… Continue

Hard Landscaper

We are looking for an experienced worker to join our hard landscaping team. Projects will include patios, dwarf walls, decking, fencing and related activities. You will be happy to work on your own or with other members of the team, as the size of… Continue

Yard Foreman / Delivery Driver Machinery Installer

Yard Foreman & Delivery / Installation Specialist Working with a team of dedicated hard working enthusiasts in the Grass & Groundcare machinery industry the successful applicant will be responsible for scheduling deliveries and collections,… Continue

Landscape Construction Manager

Job Summary We are an established garden design and build company looking for an experienced and enthusiastic Landscape Construction Manager. This is a hands-on role which involves building high end garden designs and overseeing the on site team.… Continue

LJN Sponsor



PRO Supplier

Etesia UK Dealers Visit Factory in Wissembourg

Etesia UK dealers recently visited the company’s HQ and factory in Wissembourg, France to see their state-of-art factory and production line.

More than 15 dealers, made up of new and existing companies, took part in three days of visits…

Read more…