DIY is a fun & creative way to build so many skills. DIYers find in their tasks the opportunity to use their hands and brain and feel connected to other DIYers who share the same tastes. And the best thing is you can make of your hobby a job if you work hard enough, any DIY activity is never wrong for health or won’t harm you if you take the necessary precautions before start.


Only in 2016 I have renovated cabinets, I have mounted furniture and painted walls of two rooms.

Each year, thousands of people end up in emergency rooms from accidents that occurred while performing house works. For this reason it is important to take precautions and prepare well for the task to be performed.

Recognize the danger before it appears

To create a unique space in your home, you must recognize the situation with caution. For example, a day-today task can be fatal if your house contains asbestos.
Exposed pipes and stripped-back walls are aesthetically pleasing, but don’t let it come at a cost to your long-term health.

-23% of people surveyed are planning on carrying out a DIY project in 2017.
-Only 4% of people surveyed thought sawing large pieces of MDF/ treated woods posed an extreme health risk.
-30% of people answered ‘don’t know’ when asked what causes mesothelioma.

Exposure to Asbestos can cause Mesothelioma and mould can cause respiratory issues. That’s why it’s really important to get ready before starting the job, take precautions and know how to react if you or your family suffers of Asbestos or Mesothelioma.

 Slater and Gordon Lawyers can provide immediate legal representation and sympathetic support to any Mesothelioma solicitors who have suffered as a result of exposure to Asbestos anywhere in the UK.

I know it’s very scary and hard to listen but the truth is more than 61% doesn’t know what Mesothelioma means, and more than 6% of population lives with Asbestos at home and ignores that fact.


Taking precautions

-Power tools cause several injuries, take precautions.
-No need to make a fashion statement while doing home improvement, so try to be practical concerning your outfit.
-If you’re working inside, make sure the room is well ventilated.
-Temperature of the room really matters, try to keep the room in a good temperature, work in hot temperatures is dangerous.
-Wear the right safety gear. For example if you are going to use paint or spray paint or if there is lots of dust around, use safety googles, gloves and a dust mask.
-Last rule you should be really concerned is:

Sure you have something important to spend your time on, but when doing a DIY rush means that injuries can happen, keep that in mind when working in your DIY and take your time.



And remember.
Millions of people were exposed to Asbestos at work from the 1930s to the 1970s as its use in the construction, shipbuilding and aircraft industries was widespread. Many employers knew about the dangers of Asbestos but did not adequately protect their employees, employees’ families or local residents from being exposed to Asbestos dust or fibres. Be aware.


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