We sadly see an increasing amount of news articles regarding flooding, and the devastating impact it has on communities and individuals.
Whilst the emergency services can be relied on to deal effectively with situations where life is at risk, for many home owners or voluntary groups there are many clean up operations to be done in the aftermath of flooding.
We should be reminded that protection from contaminated flood water should be ensured by wearing of suitable protective clothing.
Always wear waders with care and take necessary precautions. NEVER work in water that you cannot be sure of the depth, wear suitable flotation devices, work with a colleague, clean up your clothing after use and ensure there is not electrical equipment in the nearby area that has been damaged. Always consult with your team leader or experts if in doubt.