Power tool safety is all about common sense.
All machines with exposed blades should have guards on them.
There are guards of all different shapes and sizes but they are all there for a
reason - to protect you, so make sure that these guards are in good condition
and please, don’t ever remove them.
Check that power cords are also in good condition, inspect for frayed bits or
If machinery moves around unnecessarily it can endanger you, therefore you must
check that all machinery is tightly clamped down.
Keep your workspace clear. Keep power cords and pieces of timber that might be
lying on the floor out of the way.
Before you start any work make sure you have the right safety gear.
If you are working with noisy equipment wear earmuffs
or alternatively use
Protect your eyes from dust or any loose particles flying up with
and wear a dust mask to keep your airways clean.
Ensure your clothing is tucked in and you have no loose sleeves,
that could get caught in the machinery. The same goes for
long hair, tie it back
to keep it out of the way of any machinery.
These things are all common sense but are absolutely vital to keep you safe.