With warmer weather comes the urge to work on our homes. It’s good exercise, as long as you do it properly. If you don’t, the only exercise you’ll get is a trip to the emergency room.
Don’t Hurry Through A Task
Take your time when approaching projects. Make sure you plan well. (Remember, measure twice and cut once.) In the long run, you’ll save time and money. Also, make sure you take the time not to lift more than when you should; and when you have to bend, do so from the knees. No matter how excited you are to start your projects, pace yourself.
Use Proper Protection
Make sure you dress appropriately for the task at hand. Keep long sleeves and pants legs away from motors and chains. Use the right kind of glove for the job. Remember to protect your eyes, ears, skin, and toes.
Have A Clear Plan In A Case Of An Emergency
It’s better to be safe than sorry. Be prepared should something go wrong. Make sure you have working water hoses and fire extinguishers (and you know the correct one to use.) Make sure your first-aid kit is up to date. Have emergency numbers close by. For larger projects, make sure someone knows what you’re doing.