Protective Equipment for Renovators

by reno on February 24, 2012

Handyman Protective GearWhen renovating at home it’s easy to ignore some of the basic safety clothing that should be worn.

It has happened to us all before.  We start looking at something that needs some work done, we start playing around with it, and before we know it we’re stuck into the job and still wearing thongs with no other safety equipment!

Tradesmen know how important it is to protect themselves with the right safety equipment, and DIY home renovators we should follow their lead.

Depending on the type of job you are doing, you should always consider fully enclosed shoes, eye protection, ear muffs and a breathing mask.  Full face protection may be required in some cases, and steel cap boots should be worn if you are doing any work where heavy items could fall.

As a DIY renovator, many of us choose to do the work not only for the personal satisfaction, but also for the simple fact that it saves us money as well.  Saving a few bucks on safety gear may seem like a good idea at first, but the costs can be truly enormous if something goes wrong and we injure ourselves.

How much is you sight worth to you?  It would be an awful lot more than the cost of some decent goggles.  It’s the same story with your toes, and I bet your toes are worth more to you than a good pair of steel cap boots that will probably last for many years if looked after properly.

In our experience, having the right safety gear can also lead to better work.  This is due to the added confidence that you get from having your important parts protected.  If you’re constantly worried about your eyes or your fingers whilst doing something, you’re never going to be doing your best work.

So next time you are considering some home handyman work, make sure you take the time to ensure you are protected with the right gear.

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