Tool Safety Tip # 1
- When working with both hand tools and power tools I take tool safety seriously.
- Stay 100% focused on what you are doing as a lack of attention may cause an injury.
When I started at DIY I missed striking the nail with the hammer a few times and hit my thumb instead, I very quickly learnt to concentrate.
Tool Safety Tip #2
According to an online source 65% of eye injuries occur around the home? This stat did surprise me indeed.
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- Protect your eyes from dust, debris, splinters from wood, glass and other objects by wearing safety glasses.
- When using the lawnmower or whipper snipper or brush cutter consider wearing eye protection.
- Accidents can happen unexpectedly and quickly, so always protect your eyes when working with any type of tool.
Tool Safety # 3
Items like jewellery, rings, long hair, sandals and loose clothing can easily get caught up in power tools.
- Remove jewellery and rings.
- Tie long hair tie it well back behind your head, out of the way of fast moving power tools.
- Ensure your clothes fit snug against your body to avoid any part getting caught in fast turning tools.
- Wear closed in foot wear – boots or joggers with rubber soles.
Tool Safety # 4
When using any type of power tool, wear ear muffs or ear plugs to protect your hearing. Both are effective in reducing the noise.