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Planting Season

Contractors need to ensure that all their planters are properly equipped when planting.  This includes making sure that planters are:

  • Wearing lace up steel cap boots and of course high visibility clothing as their outer layer. 
  • Even though its winter, sunburn can still be an issue. Planters should all be using sunscreen (and chapsticks) and should on sunny days consider a hat rather than a beanie. 
  • Hydration is also important for planters, there should be plenty of clean drinking water available for everyone on site.

 
Another issue to consider is shelter for planters during breaks and inclement weather.  As a minimum, there should be room in a vehicle for everyone on site.  Other suitable forms of shelter may be as simple as a tarp spread from the side of a vehicle, which can offer more space and comfort for staff.