We have all heard about the Greg Norman’s chainsaw incident and why it’s important to stay safe on the green. Not only for our kids, but for adults too. Sometimes we can be so immersed in trying to keep our kids safe that we neglect our own safety in the process. We want to change that, so here is a list of things you can do to stay safe on your local golf course!
Use safer equipment
Golf courses need maintenance, and if you’re an owner, you have a responsibility to keep those that visit your golf course safe. You can do this by using electric equipment which is both better for the environment and better equipped with safety features to minimize risk. www.bestchainsawsandthings.com has a list of the best electric chainsaws – find them here – as well as other electric products to keep your course safer. We recommend you research carefully what you need and make appropriate changes now.
Become a green course
We all know that golf courses have a green, but have you ever considered becoming a green course? By registering as an environmentally friendly course, you are contributing to reduce our carbon footprint and pave a better future for our planet. You can do simple things like ensuring you turn off the lights when no one is in the club and not leaving electric heating or cooling to run unnecessarily.
Restrict maintenance work to night
Perhaps something you haven’t considered is to restrict maintenance work to the night time. This can be an added cost for clubs, but it means that there is less danger for members and less risk of someone filing a lawsuit in case things do go wrong – a win-win scenario!
Use kid friendly accessories
If you’re bringing your kids along, make sure the accessories they are using are suitable for them. There is nothing more unsafe than using equipment that isn’t right for them – this can be a potential risk to you, themselves and everyone else in the club.
What are your tips to keep safe?