Allotment site safety
Things you should do to make sure everyone stays safe on our allotments.
If you spot anything you think may be a hazard or cause injury to other allotment users, please email email@example.com or call 01202 128 886.
To help us make sure our allotment sites are safe, you should:
- always lock the allotment gates when you arrive and leave the site
- always keep chemicals in clearly marked containers and in a locked and secure store
- follow HSE guidance on storing chemicals
- never pour chemicals or other hazardous substances into other containers such as soft plastic drinks bottles
- never get rid of old chemicals on your plot or pour into water courses as this can contaminate water and harm wildlife
- keep stored amounts petrol for machinery to a minimum and make sure it’s always locked away
- try to avoid having a bonfire on your plot
- always keep pets under control and dogs on a lead
- find out if you need a tetanus injection if you cut yourself while working on the allotment
- keep hedges trimmed in line with the terms of your allotment agreement
- cover the tops of garden canes with bottle lids or cartons to prevent injury
- remember that a pond on your plot can be a drowning risk
- keep your plot and its surroundings tidy and try to compost as much as you can to minimise landfill
- report any damage to fences or gates by email or call 01202 128 886
- contact the police and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you notice vandalism or theft from your allotment site.