Published: Sunday 31 March 2019

Hopefully your children are out and about most times of the year but especially now that the warmer weather is here. Playing in the garden is great fun so keep it that way with a few little pointers for safety:

  • Garden ponds (or even swimming pools, if you’re lucky enough!) should have a fence around it. Ponds can be fitted with a rigid grille which means you can keep the pond as a pond. However, you may think that it’s easier all round to fill the pond in.

  • Don’t forget that it is possible for small children to drown in just a few centimetres of water so never leave a paddling pool unattended if it has even a small bit of water in it.

  • Been pruning your roses, or perhaps mowing the lawn? Be sure to keep all gardening tools safely out of reach and preferably locked away.

  • Most of us enjoy a barbeque at least once over the summer, but they can present hazards not to only to children but adults as well. You can check out our advice on safer barbeques here.

We’ll be putting some more garden advice up on the blog soon so do check back.
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