• PRO
    I've got the peltor ones. They are good but very expensive!
  • PRO

    thanks Richard but since posting have come across bluetooth receivers that plug into the 3.5mm socket on my current defenders ... For a tenner its worth a try

    • PRO
      Got to be worth a try for a tenner!
      It was man maths that bought mine:)
  • PRO

    I'm not a fan of music headphones whilst working. I personally think there are serious health and safety implications.....especially when operating machinery.

    Firstly, I like to listen to the sound and tone of any machine I'm working with.

    If music is masking the machinery's sound, it's difficult to hear when there's a problem with the engine, blockage or mechanical failure.

    There's also the wider problem of general awareness of what's around you. Listening to music can be distracting and may lead to an operator having an accident - either injuring themselves or someone else in the locality. I also believe that productivity and attention to detail can be diminsihed if one isn't giving the task at hand 100%.

    • PRO

      Just to add....even if I am weeding I still like to listen to the natural sounds around me such as birds or the breeze.

      • PRO
        You can still here outside noises when listening to podcasts, radio and music just don't have it up too loud. Working alone 5 days a week 8 hours a day for over 10 years there is no way I'd give up listening whilst working. Some tasks can be incredibly boring and monotonous especially on a grey wet or cold day. Radio 4 makes my job much more enjoyable, makes the day go faster and I learn heaps from all the different programmes and news so staying mentally stimulated too.
    • PRO
      Surely on that basis we had better ban radios in cars too?
      I agree that we need careful however I had a new kitchen fitted last week and the joiner had the radio on all day long and he managed to keep all his fingers where they should be when using his very dangerous tools.
      And as far as gardening power tools go I know I feel a problem as much as hear it.
    • PRO
      I'd suggest it's also about spacial awareness and concentration which can be affected if you have earphones playing loud music while operating, say strimmers / mowers etc.
      • PRO
        I really should learn from past mistakes! Trying to put a different view across to you is like trying to clear leaves on a windy day:)
This reply was deleted.

Industry Jobs

Grounds Maintenance Operative

The purpose of the Grounds Maintenance chargehand/team leader position is to carry out a range of duties to support the running of contracts. This will include operating machinery, towing a trailer, grass cutting, hedge cutting and general grounds maintenance duties, able to work on own initiative to complete daily work to a high standard The Grounds Maintenance Team Leader will

Landscape Site Manager

Woodhouse Landscape/Natural pools are a design and build company based near Cambridge We undertake a whole range of diverse projects from small patios to natural swimming pools and lake renovations right across the UK and abroad with a variety of private and business clients. We currently have a vacancy for a Skilled landscaper/site manager to

Landscaper Supervisor/Team Leader

Vibrant individual needed to join quality landscape design and build team in Cornwall. Applicant must have 5+ years experience in the industry, be skilled and competent in a range of hard landscape disciplines, be able to work to a very high standard and have great attention to detail, be able to guide and supervise a

Business Objectives Group (BOG)



Morning all,Not a riveting start to the 'spring' season. Trying to chalk this one off before my business reaches top speed. I'm just trying to build my understanding on GDPR so the time that I put into in is for sure the right work.I plan on…

Read more…
8 Replies · Reply by Geoffrey King yesterday

Latest blog post

Trade green waste centres

If you've received help from the Landscape Juice Network and you'd like to say thank you, why not make a small donation?

The site is maintained as an indpendent industry resource and it's become an essential tool for those working in the landscape industry.

Thank you

Phil Voice

Founder Landscape Juice

Make a donation

LJN Sponsor



PRO Supplier

Javelin Aer-Aid instils an air of confidence

Andy Richards, Grounds Manager at Shrewsbury School, is a firm believer that aeration is one of the most important practices carried out by groundsmen, and this is exactly why he has recently purchased a new SISIS Javelin…

Read more…