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Tips on how to reduce injuries while gardening

Gardening tips:

  • Make sure that the workbenches in greenhouses are built to the correct height. The correct height of a workbench is about 2 to 4 inches below the height of your elbow,
  • Back pain sufferers should take extra care when gardening. Be careful when moving pots and tubs of soil - always seek help or use a safe mechanical aid.
  • Do not buy equipment without trying it for weight, height, balance and suitability for the job. Try spades and forks with handles of different lengths.
  • Ask for help. If something is too heavy for you to lift, ask for help. Also ask for help when reaching over your head to water or pick up a plant.
  • Don't strain, twist or reach too far in front.
  • Don't take huge spadefulls.
  • Don't be too proud to use a small spade.
  • Don't dig continuously.
  • Don't overload the wheelbarrow.
  • Don't stoop or work too far in front of you.
  • Don't stretch or squat with a bent back.
  • Don't bend too far or twist to the side when starting the mower.
  • Don't overstretch or swing Flymo's mowers from side to side.

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