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Fencemakers may collect website visitors’ contact information (like their e-mail addresses). Unless you object, this information may be used:

– to send news, information about our activities and general promotional material which we believe may be useful to you;
– to monitor who is accessing the website or using services offered on the website; and
– to profile the type of people accessing the website.

If you do not wish to have your personal information used in this manner or for any other specific purpose, you can e-mail us accordingly.

We utilise “cookies” which enable us to monitor traffic patterns and to serve you more efficiently if you revisit the site. A cookie does not identify you personally but it does identify your computer. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie and this will provide you with an opportunity to either accept or reject it in each instance.

We will not sell or otherwise provide your personal information to a third party, or make any other use of your personal information, for any purpose which is not incidental to your use of this website. For the removal of doubt, personal information will not be used for any purpose which a reasonable person in your position would not expect.

If you request us not to use personal information in a particular manner or at all, we will adopt all reasonable measures to observe your request but we may still use or disclose that information if:

– we subsequently notify you of the intended use or disclosure and you do not object to that use or disclosure;
– we believe that the use or disclosure is reasonably necessary to assist a law enforcement agency or an agency responsible for government or public security in the performance of their functions; or
– we are required by law to disclose the information.

We will preserve the content of any e-mail you send us if we believe we have the legal requirement to do so.

Your e-mail message content may be monitored by us for trouble-shooting or maintenance purposes or if any form of e-mail abuse is suspected.

Personal information which we collect may be aggregated for analysis but in such circumstances we would ensure that individuals would remain anonymous.

All personal information which we collect for the purposes of processing orders and/or delivering services (including your contact details and, if relevant, credit card details) is kept confidential and secure to the best of our ability.

There are circumstances where a client/users’ personally identifiable information will need to be submitted to a 3rd party company (including directories and networks) in the provision of our services. All due care is taken to ensure this is done in a secure manner. On occasion the 3rd party recipient of this information might contact users in relation to their own services. Please note that while every effort is made to minimize such occurances, contact by 3rd parties is beyond the control of the staff and terms of Fencemakers .

We consider it is the responsibility of parents to monitor their children’s use of our website. Nevertheless it is our policy not to require personal information from persons known to be under the age of 18 years or offer to send any promotional material to persons in that category.

You are entitled to have access to any personal information relating to you which you have previously supplied to us over this website. You are entitled to edit or delete such information unless we are required by law to retain it.

If you wish to comment on or query our privacy policy, or if you wish to make an inquiry regarding any personal information relating to you which may be in our possession, contact us.

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5 Ways to Ensure Your Yard is Safe for Children

Children playing in back yardYour home’s backyard can be a magical place for your children. Outdoor games, sport and play-time are all a huge part of a child’s upbringing and social life. How many of us remember playing backyard cricket as a child?

Children love to play and explore, however from time to time it can lead them into trouble and potentially a dangerous situation. During our 20+ years of operation, the team at Fencemakers have seen and heard many stories about what children get up to in backyards. In this blog, our team shares five tips for making your yard a safer and more child-friendly area.

  1. Ensure Fencing and Gates are Secure

A good quality fence and gate can keep your children away from potential dangers including roads and strangers. It can also keep wild, stray and neighbourhood animals out of your yard. Your fencing and gates are your first and main line of defence against unsupervised or unwanted access and exits.

Children Playing in Pool with Safety Fence

At Fencemakers, our range of pedestrian and security gates are all made to order. This allows us to design a solution which will not only look great but will ensure your family and possessions are kept safe.

If your yard has a pool, you have a legal and moral obligation to ensure a properly installed and maintained fence and gate surrounds it. The complete set of requirements for pool fencing and gates can be found here.

At Fencemakers, we have over 20 years’ experience in manufacturing pool fence and gate solutions that not only look great, but meet and exceed all legal requirements and will keep your family safe. We can guarantee all pool fencing and gates installed by us will exceed the legal requirements and will pass council pool fencing and gate regulations.

  1. Remove Poisonous Plants

Dangerous plants, as well as plants that you suspect of being dangerous should be removed from your yard. Plants such as deadly nightshade and hemlock can be extremely harmful to children. When ingested they cause fever, vomiting and diarrhea. If found, ensure that these plants are removed and destroyed.

Other less-harmful plants can also be painful and disorientating if ingested. Your vegie garden’s chillies, for example, if eaten or touched (by a child that then rubs their nose or eyes) can cause intense pain. If you have chillies or any other “risky” plants in your vegetable patch, it’s best to fence them off.

You can find a more complete list of Australia’s dangerous plants at http://raisingchildren.net.au/articles/dangerous_plants_checklist.html.

  1. Keep Play Equipment Safe

It’s worth checking your child’s play equipment from time to time. Older equipment such as climbing gyms can become rusted and sharp. Screws can come loose on swings making them unsafe. Additionally, spiders and other nasties can make their home in cubbies and sheltered areas.

Older trampolines are especially notorious for causing injuries. If you can, replace your old trampoline with a new netted or spring-less model, or at the very least cover the springs with padding. Taking precautions now can save a lot of pain, and potentially broken bones, later.

  1. Lock the Garden Shed

The garden shed can be filled with all sorts of things which are dangerous for children. Potential hazards include:Locked Garden Shed

  • Handsaws, axes, weed cutters & other sharp-edged tools
  • Poisons such as insecticide & weed killers
  • Lawnmowers, screw-drivers & power tools
  • Small sharp objects like screws, nails & pins

Be sure to put away any tools or poisons after use and keep your shed locked or firmly closed.

  1. Teach Animal Safety

Children playing with dog in back yard

Pets can be a great addition to your family. Many children form a significant bond with their childhood pet and this bond can help teach your children a life-long respect, love and care for animals.

While domesticated, pets, however, are still animals. Children therefore need to be shown the right and wrong way to play with pets. For example, teach them how to pat the dog or cat, or explain why it’s important not to startle pets, especially if they’re eating, sleeping or when they’re young.

Educating your children about animals can extend to what to do should they encounter a wild animal. For example, what to do if they come across possums, stray cats or snakes – all of which can be found in rural back yards.

At Fencemakers, we love animals and have a long history of working with the RSPCA and supporting them in their efforts. Through this close relationship we have been able to ensure our fencing and gate products are not only visually attractive but also pet-friendly.

 

If you would like more information or advice and how you can utilise fencing or gates in your backyard to keep your children safe, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are more than happy to come out to site, discuss options available and provide you with a free no-obligation quote.