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News & DIY Guides October 2015

1 October 2015

How to use a nail gun

A useful guide explaing how to use a nail gun safely.

1 October 2015

Safe use of a manually-operated cross cutting saw

Woodworking machines are potentially dangerous pieces of equipment even in the hands of a skilled operator, and saws are the leading cause of accidents in the woodworking industry. In most cases, however, the accident could have been prevented simply by offering operators adequate training – and ensuring sufficient supervision during use.

5 October 2015

Wood dust: Controlling the risks

There are a number of health and safety risks associated with environments where wood dust is produced, and this article aims to highlight the key hazards – and offer practical suggestions as to how they might be controlled.

20 October 2015

Safety in window cleaning using portable ladders

An extensive article about the risks in using portable ladders, how to avoid risks and choosing suitable equipment.

20 October 2015

Home maintenance jobs for winter

With the arrival of autumn and the prospect of colder weather on its way, there are some important annual maintenance tasks and seasonal jobs to get done around the house and garden.

20 October 2015

Wood dust: Choosing the right respiratory protective equipment

What is the most suitable respiratory protective equipment (RPE) to use when your work produces hardwood or softwood dust?

20 October 2015

How to use a circular saw bench safely

Circular saw benches, also sometimes referred to as rip saws, are used for cutting wood in the direction of the grain. Here we take a look at the key safety risks associated with the circular saw bench and how accidents can be avoided.