As we are all spending more time indoors and getting lots of practice in ‘physical distancing’, there’s no time like the present to start chipping away at odd jobs around the home or even making a start on something bigger.
Whether you’re revamping the kitchen, updating the bathroom, or transforming the garden, be sure to keep these safety tips front and centre in order to keep everyone in your bubble safe.
It’s important to start your project with safety first. Even at home we encourage you to put some planning in, the same way you would with a customer or client. A key component to consider in residential renovations or refurbishment is Asbestos. So make sure you know what it is and where it could be. The last thing you want to do is expose yourself or your family to this risk.
Make sure you have the right equipment (and the right experience using it!) and it all works properly before you get started. Then make sure you have the correct PPE for the job.
Now you’re kitted out it’s time to make a start. It’s easy to get caught up in the moment or carried away with an idea to make sure you protect everyone involved. Keep these tips in mind during your project.
Check out these tips from WorkSafe:
Once you’ve finished your renovations, there’s still a little bit of clean up to do. Have you eliminated all the dust? Are air vents clean? Use this checklist to clean up safely after a big home improvement project.
We bet there’s going to be some great looking houses before the lockdown lifts, but the main thing is that we keep safe to prevent the need for medical or emergency services.
Meeting your health and safety requirements shouldn’t be a chore. Instead, it should be an easy, functional and productive part of your day. With HazardCo, that is exactly what it becomes.
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