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.