Power tools are wonderful inventions, but certain precautions should be taken to ensure one’s safety around them. At Tools-Plus.com, we know that accidents can happen, but preparing for these accidents can prevent harm to yourself and others, so we’d like to offer five tips to keep you injury-free in the workshop.
- Dress for the occasion. Wear protective gear such as goggles, ear plugs, and dusk masks. Do not wear open-toed shoes; if a sharp or heavy object falls on your foot, it will much more unpleasant for you. Instead, try steel-toed boots.
- Water can conduct electricity, and sparks can ignite scraps, so it’s imperative that you keep your workshop clean and dry. This will minimize accidents.
- Keep a first-aid kit on hand just in case an accident does happen.
- Always turn tools off before repairing or cleaning them. Turn them off if you’re attaching an accessory as well.
- Think about foreseeable accidents with regards to specific tools, and prepare for them. In the unfortunate event that one does happen, you’ll know what to do.