Sun Safety: Choosing Hats and Sunglasses

By |2021-05-24T14:18:30+00:00February 28, 2011|Personal Protection|

We are all more and more aware of the dangers posed by over-exposure to the sun. Hats and sunglasses can protect you from the major problems, damage to the eyes and heatstroke from literally over-heating. Sunhat Choices If you're really stuck then grabbing any hat will do. That will be [...]

Safety of Garden Ornaments and Statues

By |2021-05-24T14:18:31+00:00April 28, 2010|Personal Protection|

Fountains, statues, garden gnomes, bird baths... most of us have some kind of ornament or feature in our garden to add that finishing touch. But while you are admiring the fruits of your labours, have you considered whether they are safe? The last thing you want is for your statues [...]

Is Your Garden Legally Safe?

By |2021-05-24T14:18:31+00:00April 28, 2010|Personal Protection|

As a home owner you have certain obligations concerning your garden. Boundaries, trees and the holding and disposing of toxins are the main legal aspects of having a garden. What's allowed and what isn't? What should you know? Boundaries, Ownership and Responsibilities When you buy your house you should ask [...]

Defensive Planting for Household Security

By |2021-05-24T14:18:32+00:00April 11, 2010|Personal Protection|

Home owners today are much more aware of security. Burglar alarms are commonplace, people lock their doors and windows and are careful when it comes to their spare keys. But securing the house is not the only way to deter intruders. How you organise your garden plays an important role. [...]

How to Tell If a Tree is Safe or Needs Felling

By |2021-05-24T14:18:32+00:00August 3, 2009|Personal Protection|

There are many reasons for felling trees and just as many for keeping them as long as possible. Safety is one of the main reasons for felling trees though, probably second only to household insurance claims, but there are a number of checks that need to be made before a [...]

Treating Bee Stings and Bites

By |2021-05-24T14:18:36+00:00August 21, 2007|Personal Protection|

Although most bees and wasps won’t bother you unless they feel they’re being threatened or they become highly excitable, there’s always the possibility that you might get stung at some point and you’re almost certainly going to get bitten by mosquitoes and, perhaps, by black flies too if you’re out [...]

Bee/Wasp Stings & Anaphylactic Shock

By |2021-05-24T14:18:36+00:00August 21, 2007|Personal Protection|

An anaphylactic reaction can be caused by being stung by a bee or a wasp if the person who is stung is allergic to the venom. As bees in particular, leave the stinger containing the poisonous sac embedded in the skin, the sooner you can remove the stinger, the less [...]

Repetitive Strain and CTD

By |2021-05-24T14:18:38+00:00November 24, 2006|Personal Protection|

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI) and Cumulative Trauma Disorder (CTD) are quite often associated with injuries and medical conditions most associated with the work environment, e.g. people who use computer keyboards every day often suffer with RSI if they fail to take proper health and safety precautions. However, both of these [...]

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