I want to prune safely.
If you plan to do pruning, you may get branches and twigs in your face. So wear safety glasses. Planning to work with a hedge trimmer? Always wear ear protection. In wet weather, your equipment and branches will quickly become slippery. Then waterproof, ribbed gardening gloves are handy. Do you want to compost afterwards? Then use composting gloves. Always read and follow the instructions on the packages.