Gardeners who work in a commercial capacity should carry our risk assessments and have a duty of care both to themselves and to any co workers.
Health and safety encourages operators to work a buddy buddy system so that any accidents or injuries are immediately reported and dealt with.
In a domestic situation the operator often works alone and because of the nature of the job, often working from ladders or some kind of elevated platform the risk is increased. There is also the added danger of being obscured from view if working behind trees, shrubs, other hedges or fences and therefore not always in view of any house windows.
It is advisable to adopt a system of reporting in or asking a member of the family to come and check that there have not been any accidents.
If you choose to cut a hedge whilst there is no other person around and you fall whilst using a reciprocating blade there is the increased danger of cutting an artery or suffering multiple lacerations.
Of course working at height brings it's own perils such as falling or ladders slipping.
The Hedgemaster garden ladder is an ideal safe working platform for hedge cutting or pruning of difficult trees.
The Wheeled Henchman is designed to work as a robust and mobile platform against hedges - you will enjoy a more more secure working area.