Electrical Hazards in The Garden

Posted on: March 19th, 2019 by admin No Comments

Electrical Safety in The Garden

Electrical Hazards In The Garden

Whether you’re a gardening pro or an enthusiastic novice, there are a few things you should be aware of to help reduce your risk of injury. The latest post from First Strike Electrical discusses electrical safety in the garden and top tips to ensure you stay safe to come rain or shine.

Water and Electricity Hazards

There’s no doubt about it, water and electricity don’t mix. Whilst it may be obvious not to begin mowing your lawn whilst it is raining, you should also be aware not to begin doing any such chores that involve electricity when there is dew on the lawn.

Should you begin using electrical equipment to cut the grass or de-weed whilst the ground is damp or wet, you will not only run the risk of ruining your lawn, but you may also be at risk of damaging your equipment or getting an electric shock.


If you have plugged electrical equipment in to use in your garden, there is always the risk of tripping on the cable or getting caught in it and hurting yourself on the equipment.

Cables for outdoor equipment can be very long, so in order to keep them from tangling, you may hold the unneeded lengths in your hand as you hold the mower. At all times you should be aware of where the remaining cable is on the ground and avoid using your equipment close to it.


Whilst you may be raring to get outside and use your new electrical gardening equipment, it is important that you take appropriate precautions.

Make sure not to overload your plug sockets or have multiple pieces of equipment out at any one time, helping to keep the space clear and safe to walk around.

Never leave your equipment unattended whilst it is running and always wear closed-toe shoes (not sandals) when using gardening equipment to protect your feet.

First Strike Electrical

Here at First Strike Electrical, we are an NICEIC Registered and Approved Contractor. We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and take on small domestic jobs, as well as large commercial projects. If you need a reliable technician, call today on 0203 633 4536 or send your enquiry through to our online contact form.

We're On Our Way

*Plus VAT & Parking. Weekend & Evening Prices may vary.


“I have used First Strike on many occasions to sort out electrical problems at my Paddington flat. Most recently when my heated towel rail failed. They diagnosed the problem quickly helped us organise the replacement and when it arrived were on site the same day to fit it. A great service. They have never let me down.”

by J. Price

"I highly recommend First Strike electrical. Electrician was punctual, very thorough, and extremely professional. All problems sorted quickly. Will definitely use these guys again."

by A. Smith

"Great service! I was really happy with the service that First Strike Electrical gave, they was extremely professional, friendly and polite. They completed the electrical wiring in my new extension. I was very please with the work that was completed. I highly recommend First Strike Electrical for any of you electrical needs."

by M. Allen

"We called First Strike Electrical for an emergency. Alex our electrician was very helpful and knew exactly what the problem was and fixed our wiring."

by L. Smith

"Amazing, called casually about a job, and 2 and a half hours later everything is fixed, with utmost politeness and minimum of fuss. Would highly recommend and if I ever have a problem in the future they'll be first on my list of people to call."

by J. Oby

"I have just used First Strike to sort our problems with my telephone at home. The job was done promptly and efficiently and I would certainly use the company again."

by R. Noble

"I've been using First Strike for years. A good and completely reliable electrician is hard to find. First Strike turn up when they say, complete the job thoroughly and explain to the ignorant the what and the why. Whether it's been planned jobs or emergency response, they've never let me down. Stick them on your list. Very highly recommended."

by B. Wood

"I had severe water damage in my kitchen and the whole room needed to be refurbished from scratch. I did most of the work myself but required someone to come in and put in all of the electrics, so I called First Strike. They came in and quoted me a great price for the work and then carried it all out in a fast and high quality manner. Thank you so much for great service!"

by N. Sky

"We are very pleased with the service from First Strike Electrical. They were on time and dealt with the problem at hand very professionally. We highly recommend their services to others."

by K. Thompson

Back to Top