Although DIY is fun, it also poses risks. But thankfully they can be minimised.
DIYers basically need the same protection as professional tradesmen. This includes protective glasses and gloves, protective masks and ear protectors.
Protecting eyes and hands: Dust, sprays, and flying chips are not uncommon in DIY work – which is why you should protect your eyes. Standard protective glasses are usually sufficient.
When performing work like sawing, sanding or chiselling, you should not underestimate the risk of possible hand injuries caused by chips. Here, full protection is only offered by special protective gloves. You should not wear any gloves when using hand-held circular saws, belt sanders and drills because they could get caught in the rotating tools.
Don’t forget breathing protection: When drilling, sawing, sanding, planing or routing, you should protect your respiratory tract with a disposable protective mask – even better with a fine dust mask. When dealing with insulation wool or solvent-based paints and varnishes, masks with activated carbon filters provide the best protection.
Avoid noise exposure: Do not underestimate the strain put on your ears when drilling, sawing, sanding, etc. Ear plugs are sufficient for sporadic use. If you frequently work with noise-intensive power tools, it is advisable to use ear muffs.
Wear the right clothes: They should be comfortable, tight-fitting and flameproof. Watches and jewellery are dangerous and should be taken off before you begin with the work.
For your own safety, tie up long hair to prevent it getting caught up in running machines.
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