If you’ve been inspired by The Block and have been thinking about renovating your home yourself, then it’s important that you take the time to first think about the health and safety of yourself and your family, neighbours and pets.
If you’re a DIY-er then you may not have the professional knowledge of all of the health and safety risks involved with your renovations, so it really is important that you carry out some research before undertaking any DIY home projects – no matter how small and simple you think they might be.
Luckily there is plenty of information available for home renovators to help ensure that DIY home projects are carried out safely.
Head to the following links to gain some useful information about DIY home safety:
- Essential DIY Safety Tips – lifestyle.com.au
- DIY Safety – www.productsafety.gov.au
- Safe Renovation Practice – www.health.nsw.gov.au
As a general rule it is recommended that DIY-ers always follow the simple steps of: identifying hazards, preparing the work area, using safe work practices and cleaning up properly.
Always plan ahead when it comes to renovations and if possible move out of your home while renovations are taking place. If this is not possible then at least ensure that all people and pets are kept away from work areas until they are cleaned up.
For anyone that is after any further advice about how to safely conduct home renovations then it might be a good idea to get in touch with the Moorabool Shire Council.
The team at Professionals Arbee Real Estate in Bacchus Marsh would love to hear of any more safety tips that home renovators might have to help ensure that everyone in the community remains safe when they’re carrying out their renovations – so please feel free to leave a comment.