Common DIY Injuries & How To Avoid Them

Summer now long gone and the outdoor home improvements are put aside for another year, many individuals begin to look at interior home improvements. The sad thing is, there’s still a growing number of visits to A & E from people with DIY related injuries. And although we can’t cover them all, the following infographic from the team at Westfarm Windows UPVC Specialists, shows some of the most popular DIY injuries and advice on how to avoid them.

It doesn’t take a lot to injure yourself when taking on DIY jobs around the home, but prevention is surely better than cure. Did you know that an increasing number of DIY related accidents are a result from consuming alcohol before tackling a DIY task? So if you plan on having a beer on the day of your intended DIY, at the very least wait until the work is finished and enjoy the fruits of your labour with a beer afterwards.

Many accidents can be avoided with the correct prep work and safety measures, like wearing safety goggles, securing step ladders in place and wearing the right clothing. As the infographic below shows, DIY injuries are common and there’s some handy tips to help you avoid them.


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