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    Keeping safety a priority with DIY jobs

    Published on 25 January 2019, Friday, 4:45 AM

    When completing any home renovation job, it is vital to keep safety as a number one priority.

    Whether you are taking on a garden DIY project or a roof repair, doing your own home upgrades can be both rewarding and cost effective.

    However, just as it is important to ensure you have all the right equipment and material for your project, safety should be considered just as highly on the list.

    Identifying hazards where possible is a simple precaution that you can take to maximise safety for your home project.

    This includes using access equipment on stable ground, being aware of protruding objects which could cause injury and the correct use of power tools.

    If your project takes you outside there is the added element of animals and pests such as insect bites, snakes and disease bearing creatures.

    One of the biggest risks and common cause of injury associated with home renovations is falls.

    If your DIY job involves heights, it is vital that you implement some procedures and strategies to ensure your safety.

    Using a safety harness or roof harness kit available from your local Kennards Hire will provide you with optimum protection when working on roof or other height related jobs.

    With adjustable straps and a shock absorbing feature, you can rest assured that you will be able to carry out your work safely and effectively at a height.

    Working with a buddy is also useful when carrying out jobs at elevation - having someone to look out for your safety and assist you with work will enhance your protection.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.