Did you know that around 250,000 people are injured and between 50 to 60 are killed in their gardens each year? Almost half of accidents involve adults but almost a quarter involve children and 14% infants and toddlers. A relatively small proportion involve older people. 18% of accidents are serious or very serious, with the proportion about constant up to the age of 64, but rising for older people, especially those over 75.
Almost 60% of the victims are male and the proportion declines with age, reflecting first of all that men probably spend more time in the garden, and secondly that in the older age-bands there are more women. For infants & toddlers, the figure once again shows boys to have a higher accident rate than girls.
In this section I hope to help you prevent and avoid accidents to yourselves and others when gardening. Click on the relevant sections to find out more.
|Using tools and Equipment|
|Looking after your body|
|Childrens Safety in the Garden|
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