Two hospitals in South London are urging people to take care when carrying out DIY projects.
As the Easter weekend approaches, both Epsom and St Helier Hospitals state they are preparing for an increase in the number of those attending accident and emergency departments, with incidents following DIY work suggested as one reason for why this may happen.
Carol Anne Johnson, emergency medicine consultant for St Helier Hospital, claims that although people are looking to take full advantage of their time off work, “we would encourage all DIY enthusiasts to plan what they’re doing, make sure their tools are in good working order and not to be over-ambitious about what they can achieve”.
As such, seeking guidance and advice on home improvement projects from a DIY forum could be advisable before picking up tools, although both hospitals will have additional staff on hand to assist those who have to take a trip to casualty.
Esure home insurance recently advised DIY enthusiasts to wear protective eyewear before starting work on a DIY project.