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How to react in case of serious gardening injury ?

There are Sunday gardeners who occasionally mow the lawn and pull some weeds. There are experienced gardeners who prune and redesign groves and flowerbeds.... lire la suite

How to react in case of serious gardening injury ?

There are Sunday gardeners who occasionally mow the lawn and pull some weeds. There are experienced gardeners who prune and redesign groves and flowerbeds. And in between, there are all those who maintain their garden with more or less technique.

What do all these gardeners have in common? They can hurt themselves if they don't follow a few safety instructions. Of the accidents that occur in France, 26% are due to a garden and home accident. 

What are the right gestures for which serious injuries?

That's why we explain in this video what to do if you get seriously injured while gardening.

Here are our tips: 

when a big cut is made: go to the emergency room immediately. 

in case of a severed limb: put the tip in a plastic bag, which you must put in another plastic bag filled with ice. The skin must not be in direct contact with the ice. Call for help at 15, 18 or 112. 

in case of burn: rinse thoroughly with fresh water and let dry. In case of a deep or extensive wound, apply a clean cloth on it without any product. 

in case of contact with a dangerous product: by ingestion (do not force yourself to vomit and do not drink anything), by inhalation (leave the room and breathe in the open air), by projection on the skin (remove soiled clothes and rinse the skin for 10 minutes under water), by projection in the eyes (rinse for at least 10 minutes under a trickle of warm water, eyelids open). 

Should I call for help?

These tips serve to inform you of the steps to follow while waiting for help.

In any case, if you are injured, you must contact the emergency services by dialing 15 or 112! 

To avoid injuries, it is important to have a good posture and good tools, watch this video: how to garden safely?