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Hi Jeremy,

Just thought I would send you some photos of the finished curved floor/wall that you supplied the timber for.

 

Looks great and everyone commentson it.

Thanks for your help with the timber selection.

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Work Safe - Power Tool Safety

27 Jun. 2014

Power tools are a mainstay in many trades and industries these days, with them allowing us to complete tasks far more efficiently and to a level which would take far longer just using our hands. Despite us seeing and using power tools on a daily basis in some cases, we can never be too careful with them. They should never be underestimated, no matter how many times you have used them before, and they should always be used in the correct manner and maintained to a high level to ensure their safety when being used.


Please take a look at a few of our tips below to ensure that your tools are being used correctly and in the safest manner possible.


Get To Know Your Tools


The first step to power tool safety is knowing the type of tools that you will be working with. They are powerful pieces of machinery that can be extremely dangerous if not used in the correct way. You will need to get to grips with your tools before you actually have to use them on a job. This is to get used to the feel and to their power, so that you are not surprised when you need to use them for real. Additionally, always read the manuals long before you turn them on.


Be Aware


Next, you should always be aware of everything that is not only going on around you, but also of yourself. You need to be aware of your footing, that you have a good centre of gravity and of your immediate surroundings. If your power tools have power cords, always know where they are. Always try to place them in the least hazardous places possible, as they can cause you or other people to trip, which could be mean double trouble if there is a power tool being used.


Wear The Correct Safety Gear


Due to the dangers of any power tool, you should always wear the correct type of clothing and protective gear. This means avoiding long sleeves that could get caught in a power tool, no jewellery and certainly no aprons. Always wear safety goggles that will protect your eyes and ear protectors that can protect your ears from the high volume of noise from the power tools.


Always Use The Tools For The Purpose They Were Designed For


Never try to be clever by using a tool for a task it was never intended for, this can lead to the tool breaking under pressure resulting in harm to yourself or others. Also, never rush the tool to do its job, instead take it slowly. If you are unsure what your tool was designed to do, read the manual from front to back.


Keep Your Tools Properly Maintained


Maintenance is a massively important aspect of power tool safety. If you keep your tools properly maintained between jobs there is a far less chance of something going wrong with them. They need to be cleaned, kept free of dust and sharpened. If you notice that a power tool is damaged, never use that tool again until it has been repaired.


Power tools allow us to do many tasks that would never be able to be accomplished by hand, yet at the same time they offer far more risks and should be treated with complete respect. Hopefully by reading our safety tips above, you will now heed the advice given and will always look to use your power tools as safely as possible. Additionally, if you employ others to use these power tools, ensure that they too know exactly how to operate them in the safest possible way.

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