Construction is an inherently dangerous job. Unfortunately injuries caused by people carrying out do-it-yourself maintenance and renovation tasks at home are one of the leading causes of hospital admissions. An injury to yourself could, in the worst case, lead to death or permanent disability, but at the very least will lead to pain, inconvenience and additional costs. Some people are highly dependent on the full use of parts of their body, so consider how losing a finger or suffering a hand injury could impact a surgeon or a dentist (even if they lose the use of a finger or their hand for only a few days, the lost earnings could far outweigh the savings of doing the work themselves). How dependant is your job on your fingers, limbs or eyes?
Important home renovation safety tips include:
In the next article I discuss more safety tips when renovating your home.Safety tips when renovating or building a house - part 2 and Building and renovating your home safely - part 3
You may find this article also useful when removing internal walls or cutting out openings in walls - do not bring your house down!
Read this article Construction Accidents What to Do If There’s an Accident on Your Project?
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I’m a construction professional, author of several successful construction management books, and a home owner. I’ve made mistakes in construction management, I’ve seen others make mistakes, but importantly I’ve had multiple successful construction projects and I’ve learned from the mistakes. I want to share these lessons and my knowledge with you.
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