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DIY Types of Health and Safety Equipment and Why it is Important
by Guest on Jan 20, 2018
We’re not always covered by guidelines when carrying out tasks at home. However, even when working on DIY projects, don’t forget your health and safety equipment.
Types of Health and Safety equipment and why it is important, even for DIY projects
There are many construction premises out there that specify the need for particular health and safety equipment for the workers on site. Most of these work health and safety rules are stated by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and are a legal requirement in commercial cases. Therefore, credible companies ensure that health and safety regulations are adhered to and employees are safe.
However, we’re not covered by guidelines when carrying out tasks at home and even when working on DIY projects, it is essential not to forget that health and safety equipment is important for various tasks, particularly when carrying physical tasks that can cause you harm.
Here are a few examples where you may want to adopt the use of PPE or safety clothing:
- When you are working at height, perhaps clearing the guttering, cleaning the roof or painting the outside of your house.
- Working in the garden with heavy equipment.
- Renovating/ revamping a property and working in a room with debris.
Type of Health and Safety Equipment you may want to use when carrying out DIY tasks
Safety harness can help protect you when working at height, at home.
Whether you are accustomed to climbing up ladders all day, or rarely work at height, having a safety harness strapped to you can prevent serious injuries associated with falling from a height.
Knee protection is useful for DIY projects where you are kneeling for an extended period of time. For example, when laying tiles or painting a skirting board.
Knee pads offer increased comfort when kneeling for long periods and can prevent unwelcome pain and strain.
In areas where you may be faced with flying dust and debris, it is important to wear some form of eye protection.
Whether you opt for safety spectacles, goggles or a face mask, it is important to protect your eyes to avoid unnecessary damage to them.
In any situation where you are at risk of falling objects or obtaining a head injury, a helmet should be worn, and this includes DIY projects at home!
Safety footwear offers both comfort and increased protection for your feet when carrying out physical tasks.
CAT boots are some of the most established safety boots on the market and are favoured for their quality, durability and practicality.
Used on many construction sites, CAT boots can be bought for a reasonable price to offer you excellent protection at home for your DIY projects.
Thermal clothing may be useful for DIY projects where you are spending a considerable amount of time outside or in a position where you’re facing a draft.
Thermal clothing can keep you much warmer than standard products and can prevent unwanted illnesses exacerbated when the body suffers a drop in temperature.
Don’t forget your health and safety gear!
Your health and safety clothing can help protect you when working on DIY projects at home.
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