Be safe in your garden
Storing your garden tools safely not only extends their life but also additionally ensures nasty accidents are avoided. When selecting your garden storage area, be it a garden shed, garage or storage cupboard; always ensure it has adequate room for not only tools and equipment, but also for you to move around freely. Having to climb over things to get what you need puts you in a hazardous position.
This may sound obvious but you would be surprised! Never leave any tool lying around on the floor and make sure all entrances and exits are free from trip hazzards. A nasty fall onto a sharp garden utensil can have fatal consequences.
Always keep the area clean, tidy, and serviceable
These are tools not toys
Never allow children to play in your storage area. This area contains tools not toys. It is very easy for a child to injure themselves or someone else while trying to use your tools as part of their fun.
Ensure your garden storage area is lockable. This will not only reduce the possibility of theft, it will additionally stop children having access to hazardous tools, sprays, and equipment. Look for a good quality metal shed with a good quality locking system.
If you have children around your home objects like knives, edging shears and secateurs are best stored in a locked cabinet or drawer where they are safely out of harms way.