NHS Direct report 'Every year, 90,000 people have to go to their local A&E department with a gardening-related injury. A garden fork through the hand or foot is another commonly reported accident, along with snipped fingers, poked eyes, falls, trips and slips.
Just in case - Keep a First Aid Kit in the shed - See our range of kitshere
Don't learn about safety by Accident!
Choosing a weed clearing tool
Grass Hooks / Sickle These tools will require you to bend so that you can use the cutting blade close to the base of the weeds / grass stems. The blade operates at its most efficient at this level.
Weed Slashers Slashers are a longer tool and can be used standing up. The base of the tool is angled away from the handle and is the sharp blade. By swinging the tool from side to side just above the ground the blade slices through the weeds / grass.
Scythes The ultimate in weed / grass clearing tools. Designed to be used standing up and with a large blade can clear an large area quickly and quietly.
Sharpening All tools that cut will go blunt eventually, especially if the are in regular contact with stones or the soil. We recommend a sharpening stone so that you can keep the blade of the tool sharp and able to cut efficiently.