December 6, 2012 by stirling
- Never swim alone, check pool safety gates and fences and always wear a life-jacket when boating
- Do not dive into water if you don’t know the depth.
- Check the temperature of playground equipment before allowing children to play on it
- Wear sunscreen, a hat and sunglasses and keep out of the sun in the middle of the day
- Never leave children or pets in a locked car and keep valuables out of sight
- Drink plenty of water and limit intense physical activity on hot days – recognise the signs of dehydration – particularly in the very young and the elderly
- Wear foot and eye protection when lawn mowing and don’t let children sit on your lap when using a ride-on mower.
- Be a responsible drinker when alcohol is involved – always have a designated driver and remember to drink plenty of water
- Always wear a helmet when riding bikes, skateboarding etc – both adults and children
Use your common sense and you will have a safe and fun-filled summer.