Here at the workshop, we can set into motion the learning process of many different aspects of home improvements. They include all different areas, including the following:

We will also be looking at general workshop working practices such as:

...and a whole host of related topics surrounding the workshop and what can be achieved there.

We will be publishing further articles to that end over the coming weeks to continue to build and improve this established website.

Workshop Safety First

Before we get into anything to do with working with tools of any description, building and decorating materials or anything else related to household refurbishments, repair and remodeling we should initially get the safety aspect straight.

Now most aspects of workshop safety are primarily down to common sense. But then not everybody has equal measures of that particular commodity. So it behoves us to point out some of the more glaringly obvious safety issues as well as the not so obvious ones.

The idea for this is basically to keep the avid workshop aficionado safe and alive while going about their business in that temple of creativity and repair. That includes the handling of all machinery, environmental heating and cooling systems and even the humble electric kettle used for making tea.

What to Be Aware Of

Basic safety issues you need to be aware of are as follows:

1. The power of electricity and that you really should not underestimate it. Electricity can be your friend or it can kill you in an instant, so be very careful when handling any electrically powered tools. A severed electrical cord carries live current that if brought into contact with a human body part will discharge its energy through that body, resulting in major burns, organ failure or cardiac arrest. You have been warned!

2. Power tools that spin, oscillate, drill, cut and abrade are all dangerous and if mishandled can lead to serious injury or even death. Be especially careful in handling these power tools.

Cutting blades can rip free of their cutting line and if you are not holding the tool firmly can jump or swing around and remove a limb in short order.Abrasive surfaces such as those used in power sanders can remove layers of skin just as effectively as they can remove layers of wood laminate.

Drills can make holes in flesh much more easily than they can make holes in wood or other hard materials. So be very aware of that point!

All in all, common sense should always prevail in an area where there are tools that could, in inexperienced hand, be dangerous or injurious to yourself or to others.

Further Reading

If you would like to take up some further reading on this subject, take a look below at the titles of related articles:

[Back to TOP]