Relaxing in the garden during the long hazy days of summer is something we all enjoy. However, a source of danger lurks menacingly close by in many gardens, threatening the whole family. To the unsuspecting, it is all too easy to catch a finger on unprotected gardening equipment or trip over a rake or spade. Always store gardening equipment tidily and remember that safety guards are there to prevent accidents.
Keep it locked
Keep it tidy
Think of others, especially children
Every year over half a million accidents happen in the garden.
Make sure you do not become one of them!
Keep danger locked away
Always ensure that tools with sharp edges are kept out of reach of children and stored safely
Never pour chemicals into drink bottles. A child may drink it by mistake.
Always keep chemicals in their original containers and out of reach of children.
You are less likely to have an accident if your shed is tidy.
Broken glass can be a hazard. Clear it away immediately.
Keep inflammables out of direct sunlight and in a well ventilated area to avoid the danger of explosion.
Always leave safety guards in place. They are there to prevent accidents.
Ensure that shelves are properly fitted to walls and are not overloaded.