Staying Safe Whilst Doing DIY This Summer

Summer is on its way and it’s the best time to give your home a makeover, as we all know it how difficult it can be to motivate ourselves during the colder, darker months.

Lighter mornings and longer evenings means you’ve got plenty of time to get those changes done that you’ve been wanting for a long time.

When it comes to giving your home a makeover you have two options. There’s the option of paying a professional to take care of everything for you, or you can give it a go yourself with some brave DIY.

There are pros and cons to both options, and it all depends on how much of a makeover you’re looking for. If you are planning on going it alone, you’ll need to make sure you have all the right equipment before starting. RN Williams, builder’s merchants in Denbighshire offer a range of tools, materials and supplies for both personal home use and commercial purposes.

When it comes to attempting DIY (especially if you don’t consider yourself a dab hand at it) is to ensure that you take as many safety precautions as possible. Most safety precautions simply take some common sense, but it’s always best to ensure that you tick all the boxes, so here are a few safety measures to keep in mind.

Before starting a job, always make sure you’ve stocked up on safety goggles and dust masks.

You might not notice the effects of dust right away, but prolonged exposure can lead to respiratory problems over time.

If you’ll be using loud power tools, it can help to use ear defenders. Much like dust, loud drilling equipment isn’t likely to affect you right away – but it certainly can over time.
These can be bought from any typical DIY store and are well worth the investment for the sake of keeping your hearing.

Always make sure you’ve got a fully stocked first aid kit which is within easy reach at all times. It’s best to have someone around whilst you’re working on your home just in case any accidents do happen, but if this isn’t possible – keep your first aid kit close to you in case you need to quickly bandage yourself in an emergency.

Make sure to avoid wearing loose clothing or any jewellery which could become caught up in your electrical tools whilst you’re operating them. Those with longer hair should always ensure that it is safely tied back to reduce the risk of accidents occurring.

Once you’ve made sure that you’re in a safe working environment, you can then begin the task you’ve set out to do. Completing a renovation to your home by yourself is likely to save you a great deal of money, as well as giving you a sense of pride (as well as a great looking room!).