Hedge-cutting, whether it is carried out for aesthetics, road safety concerns or to maintain hedge integrity, is an important task. It is also a potentially very dangerous task. There are many associated dangers that can lead to a serious injury to the operator or persons in the vicinity of a hedge cutter. For that reason, it is important that the correct insurance cover is in place.

Equally as important as having the correct cover in place, before carrying out any works, is identifying hazards and taking steps to minimise them.