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Thursday, May 21, 2015

New Black Invention Aims To Protect Children From Lawn Care Injuries

— With a solution to protecting children and others during lawn maintenance, Safe Cut can be used in both home and commercial applications. —

Sherwin Boyce

Sherwin Boyce, creator of Safe Cut

Bridgetown, Barbados — It is difficult to force children to stay inside when lawn work is being done. Safe Cut provides a physical barrier so that children and others will not be harmed while an individual is doing lawn maintenance. Sherwin Boyce, creator of the product, has launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise financial support for the further development and future manufacturing of the product. The campaign has a goal of $30,000 and is offering many special perks to its supporters; this campaign will be going live on the 15th of July.

What’s the danger?

When children are around lawn mowing and trimming, they can become injured because they are often unaware of their surroundings while playing and those performing the work may not hear or see others near them. Regular lawn mowing and trimming may cause rocks and other debris to shoot up from the equipment, which can harm those surrounding the work. Safe Cut helps protect individuals from the debris and provides a temporary fence so that children and others may not run into the equipment.

Across America there are well over 400 black-owned and operated landscaping and lawn maintenance companies which employ thousands of individuals, in addition there are thousands more who perform lawn maintenance on their own, Safe Cut will allow these companies and individuals to perform their duties with clear minds that the risk of someone being injured from projectiles is greatly reduced.

How it works

Safe Cut has a “pending patent” status and all raised funds will go the building a working prototype, with the aim of taking it market. Safe Cut is made with a protective net and three telescoping poles, which sit on tripod legs. The legs can be adjusted to make the netting level with the ground and will securely fasten into the ground by stepping on the integrated protrusions. Made with a retractable nylon mesh net, which is stored inside the two end posts, the Safe Cut has a quick set-up time. The design of the temporary fence will also allow the net to extend upward, creating an overhang, which catches flying debris. The barrier can be easily stored once it is retracted. It folds in upon itself, providing a neat and compact package inside the provided storage case.

The new protective barrier can be used at home or in hotels and other commercial settings. Supporters of the Safe Cut campaign will be the first to own the new equipment. Visit www.indiegogo.com/project/preview/0584f32f to learn more.


AboutSafe Cut:
Safe Cut was created by Sherwin Boyce, a husband and father of two boys. The ex-soldier is a former finalist in the Inaugural Prime Minister’s National Innovative Competition in Barbados. With 10 years of military experience, Boyce has served as a security consultant to hotels and other companies; he has also served as a constituency councilor for the district of St. Michael Central. Sherwin has decided to go the route of Crowdfunding after he was denied funding request sighting the fact that “since there is no legislation governing the need to protect passersby from flying debris during the cutting of lawns that most persons will not purchase one”.

More information about Safe Cut can be attained by emailing: info@safecutonline.com


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