What PPEs are required for landscaping work?

In France, there are many occupational accidents our illness with work stoppage in the landscape sector every year.

Fortunately, most of these are not fatal, but they do show that proper equipment – from head to toe – is necessary for good protection.

What are the risks faced by landscape professionals? What PPE is required for their work? And above all, what references should you choose from the dedicated ROSTAING gloves ranges?

What is landscape design?

First of all, landscaping refers to the practice of planning, designing, but also maintaining green spaces and gardens.

The landscape sector therefore encompasses several trades, from landscape workers to pruners, architects and even creative landscape gardeners.

On a daily basis, these professionals work and evolve in contact with fauna and flora, but also with specific tools and potentially dangerous products. As a result, they may be exposed to occupational hazards of the following nature: 

  • Biological: linked to the surrounding fauna and flora (bites, insect stings, pollen allergies)
  • Physical: linked to the use of their tools (cutting, spading, felling, pruning, etc.)
  • Chemical: due to the use of phytosanitary products.

Therefore, full protection is essential to guard against potential burns, cuts or abrasions.

What PPEs for landscape professionals?

Head protection

In order to face the risks of impact, the wearing of a helmet (standard NF EN 397/A1) is strongly recommended, particularly during tree felling or pruning work.

Eyes protection

To avoid any risk of irritation when using chemical agents and to protect against allergies or splashes, protective glasses (NF EN166) are recommended.

Hearing protection

It is preferable to use earplugs (NF EN 352-2) or noise-reducing headphones (NF EN 352-4 and 5) when using motorised equipment.

Respiratory protection

Beware of toxic and irritating vapours as well as sawdust, dust and pollen! To protect your lungs, there is nothing like a P3 mask (EN 405 or EN 140 standard) or a mask with a gas filter.

Workwear

Workwear for landscapers is adapted to the sometimes harsh conditions of outdoor work:

  • Thermoregulation (NF EN 340)
  • Rain protection (NF EN 343)
  • Cold protection (NF EN 342)
  • Cut protection(NF EN 381)

Foot protection

It is advisable to choose safety shoes that meet the criteria of EN ISO 20345. For sharp work, footwear must have the P specification to certify its puncture-resistant properties.

Hand protection

Of course, landscaping activities require complete and optimal hand protection. Therefore, workers should be equipped with PPE that complies with EN 420 and EN 388 but also with EN 511 for cold weather. 

What are the ROSTAING products for landscaping work?

Hand protection is an essential part of the landscaper’s daily routine. Landscaping is related to the environment.

With this in mind, and as part of the company’s strategic reorganisation, Rostaing has integrated its products into a universe called ENVIRONMENT.

This universe is entirely dedicated to the protection of flora and fauna and includes applications such as planting, pruning and landscaping.

On the other hand, we have a range designed for the landscape professions: PRONATUR. This is an offer of 13 products created and validated by professionals, which meet all their daily needs.

Among this selection, we find the following glove references:

What PPEs are required for landscaping work?

SEQUOIA

Validated by landscapers, SEQUOIA glove is recommended for planting, spading and weeding. Breathable and ergonomic, it is the basic leather glove for landscaping and gardening.

What PPEs are required for landscaping work?

MIDSEASON

All-weather gloves suitable for cold, damp and abrasive environments.

MIDSEASON glove is particularly suggested for pruning and garden maintenance work. These gloves are warm, comfortable and have a breathable ¾ coating. Finally, no need to unsnap your gloves to pick up your phone, the MIDSEASON is tactile!

What PPEs are required for landscaping work?

ROSERAIE

ROSERAIE is the leather glove for the care of thorny plants. As its name indicates, the glove is validated by professional rose gardeners.

With this glove, you will appreciate the flexibility and comfort of the leather tanned in France and its ergonomic design. In addition, it has a cuff for forearm protection against thorns.

What PPEs are required for landscaping work?

RONCIER

RONCIER glove is particularly suitable for pruning and clearing work. Their thick, anti-perforation leather and their flexible, resistant cuff will allow you to work without any scratches.

What PPEs are required for landscaping work?

SOLIDO

SOLIDO glove is suggested for heavy outdoor work (handling wood, stone and plants, cutting wood…). Solid on the outside and soft on the inside thanks to their lining, they are highly resistant to perforation and abrasion.

To find out more about our range of technical products to meet your needs, do not hesitate to consult our catalogue.

If you have any other questions about our products, our product engineers are at your disposal: product@rostaing.fr