Thursday, 18 July 2013

Gardening in the sun...with safety in mind

It's not only plants that can struggle in hot, dry weather. When working in the garden in hot conditions, it is important to take precautions which can help reduce the risk to your health. There are several actions you can take to reduce this risk.

Avoid gardening during the hottest part of the day (11am - 3pm)
Have regular breaks, out of the sun
Wear a hat
Wear light coloured, loose fitting cotton clothing
Use a sun cream (minimum protection factor 30)
Have non alcoholic drinks regularly, even if you are not thirsty

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