Garden Safety

 

Electricity surely makes all your gardening tasks a total breeze but you cannot ignore the risk of electric shocks due to wet conditions. Avoid using electric equipment outdoors when it is raining and keep potential hazards at bay by ensuring that:

  • An RCD is installed for protection from electric shocks and accidental fires
  • Wear personal protective equipment when trimming your hedges
  • Make sure every socket outlet that is used for gardening purpose has RCD protection
  • Don’t cut grass during wet conditions
  • Ensure the RCD is tested every quarter by a certified electrician
  • Be sure to unplug your lawnmower when not in use.
  • Take complete care when digging in your garden area as there may be gas, electric or water services passing below the ground level.
  • Ensure the water supply pumps powered by the mains are inspected periodically for repairs and replacements.
  • Make sure every installation complies with the manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Make sure all the outdoor connections are weatherproof to prevent moisture and liquids from seeping in.
  • Make sure that none of the electrical cables on either your mowers or any other gardening equipment are not frayed or twisted.