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Electrical Safety First

Electrical Safety First

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Tending an allotment is one of the most rewarding (and calming) hobbies there is. But, no matter how relaxing you find it, it’s still best to exercise plenty of caution while you’re pottering around your plot – especially when you’re working with electrical equipment.   Every year, 300,000 people require a trip to the hospital after injuring themselves while working in their allotment or garden, and many of the more severe injuries are caused by electricity. In fact, a third of all gardeners say that they’ve had an electrical-related accident while working outdoors. With that in mind, here are a few simple tips you can follow to try and make sure you’re not one of them!  Make sure you have RCDs (Residual Current Devices) fitted An RCD prevent fires and shocks by immediately cutting off electricity supply if there’s a fault. Say for example you cut through your mower or hedge...
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