Sun Protection Accreditation FAQ

Before you sign up you may wish to know a little more about getting Sun Protection Accredited. We have compiled some FAQ which you may find useful. If you have any problems getting accredited or if you have any further questions about the process, please do not hesitate to email us at

Sun protection is one of the easiest ways to prevent skin cancer, one the most common cancers in the world. By getting garden centres, nurseries, landscapers and other horticultural organisations working together, we can create a national community that will help generate vital awareness within the sector.

No. You simply need to pledge to implement a set of simple but effective actions that, when carried out by many others in the industry, will help create impact on skin cancer prevention.

That is great news, and it should not stop you getting involved. Our resources professionally approved, up to date, written specifically for horticulture, and will complement of your existing work.

We recommend an existing health and safety or marketing advisor or someone with a keen interest in sun protection or skin cancer. They will be responsible for ensuring the pledges are implemented, benefiting both staff and customers.

We have kept it as simple as possible. We provide all materials in PDF format, which can be downloaded and printed out. You will need to display these digitally and in relevant areas, to catch the attention of staff and customers/visitors. If you choose to supply sunscreen, we can help with that too, making it cost effective, and a great way to support the Melanoma Fund.

We can help improve your duty of care strategy and enhance your CSR policies. We will offer you fresh content during summer to share with your stakeholders as appropriate. We can also provide you with advice on generating publicity to ensure your efforts are recognised in the local community.

We launch the campaign in May; and although you can get registered at anytime, we recommend the sooner the better. Sun protection should be promoted until September, whilst the sun is hot enough to burn.

This is free to you. As a charity, we work hard to keep our expenses to a minimum, utilising donations to support the campaign, as part of our objectives of preventing and raising awareness of skin cancer.

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Support in horticulture

Nine leading gardeners, 6 major horticultural organisations and over 360 garden centres currently support the Watch Your Back! campaign including: