Snow blowers are potentially dangerous. Use them safely by following these guidelines; allow the blower to adjust to the outdoor temperature before you begin to operate the machine. Be aware of the hazards around you, including people and traffic. Make sure that you have a secure footing, looking back and behind you. Be especially cautious when working around embankments and rough terrain. Don’t direct the snow discharge toward people.

You can make sure that your snow blower doesn’t clog up by working at a brisk pace. Keeping the blades moving quickly will make them less likely to stick. Spraying the blades with cooking oil is another way to prevent clogging up. If the snow is especially heavy and wet, you should use the snow blower several times over the course of the snowfall.

If your snow blower does clog up, you should turn it off immediately. Then turn off the clutch. Wait for 5-10 seconds to allow the impeller blades to stop rotating. Attempt to remove the clogged up snow with a stick or a broom handle, not your hands.

Never remove the safety shields from the device. Make sure to keep your hands and feet away from any moving parts. Make sure that you are wearing heavy boots, with excellent traction, when doing this job.