It may not be pleasant to think about, but in the woodworking industry accidents do occur, and when they do, they are often extremely nasty. From nail guns and circular saws, to lathes and sanders, a woodworker’s tools are some of the most dangerous around, so make sure that you keep safety in mind before, during and after every single project. By following our tips and tricks below, you can help yourself and your employees to have peace of mind.
Hard hats, steel toed boots, gloves, masks and safety goggles may not be the best look for anyone, but when you go home at the end of the day with all of your fingers and toes, it’s definitely worth looking a little silly for a few hours. Make sure that you provide and enforce the wearing of personal protection equipment (PPE) at all times, or it’s you who will be held accountable if an accident does happen. More specialist safety tools like push sticks, protective panels and sheaths should also always be in place.
In case an accident does happen, it is extremely important that you have a designated first aider around at all times to help out. If the correct health and safety procedures aren’t carried out, the accident could be made much worse. Ideally each and every member of your work crew should have their first aid certificates to maximise the likelihood that someone can help out.
As with all manual labour, joiners must ensure that they and their staff are fully trained in all aspects of their craft before attempting to use dangerous tools and equipment. It isn’t enough to simply learn how to use each machine, but constant training and supervision is also necessary to make sure that safety standards are being met.
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As usual hope this information comes in handy. Purely for prevention purposes, of course.....
All the best and have a great week ahead
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