Staying Safe in The Garden

Trimming a hedge

Trimming a hedge

Every year around 90,000 people have to go to their local A&E department with a gardening-related injury.

The worst offender when it comes to accidents with gardening machinery is the lawnmower.

Lots of accidents happen when people clean their lawnmower blades, so remember to wear gloves and make sure that the lawnmower is turned off or disconnected from the mains before you touch the blades. Plus, leave your shorts and sandals inside and opt for strong shoes and long trousers instead.

NHS 24 have written a useful “How to Stay Safe in the Garden” page gives some handy hints and advice.

You may also find the ROSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) site useful.

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