DIY Home Improvement Checklist

Safety Glove, Glasses, and Earplugs

There’s a lot to consider when preparing for a DIY project. Make safety a priority by following this DIY home improvement checklist.

  • Always have a fully stocked first aid kit easily accessible.

  • Dress for home improvement success. Avoid wearing jewelry and loose clothing that can get caught on anything, especially power tools. Wear the proper safety attire for your projects, such as safety glasses, gloves, and earplugs.

  • Fully inspect your power tools before getting started. If borrowing or renting equipment, check for cracked or broken housings and frayed power cords. Never use a power tool that is not in proper working order.

  • Always follow the power tool manufacturer’s instructions. Double-check the device is set to “off” before plugging it into a power source.

  • Be mindful of your surroundings to ensure the safety of yourself and others at all times. Keep children and pets away from the workspace and equipment.

  • Store all tools, equipment, and materials on a high shelf or in a locked storage cabinet.

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