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Home Safety In The Garden

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August 8th, 2018

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We probably don’t get to spend all the time we would like in our gardens here in Ireland due to our climate! Nevertheless, we often leave items and belongings in our gardens and garden sheds that pose risks to us and are a potential prize for burglars.

Items to Never Leave Outside Your Home

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Dangerous Items in Your Shed        

While leaving items in our gardens poses risk of theft and deterioration our garden shed offers a range of different risks. Given that lots of us store valuable items in our sheds, it’s important to ensure they are locked at night and while you are out at work or away for a period of time. Inside our sheds also pose a number of risks to our health:

A final consideration in the garden is the risk of litigation as a result of accidental injury. Keeping a tidy and orderly garden can reduce this risk. However, should you be unfortunate enough for this to happen in your garden your home insurance policy is on hand to help. The public liability element of your home product offers cover for such accidents to the value of €3,175,000 for ROI risks or £2,000,000 for NI risks. Be sure to consult your policy document for full details.