The Dangers of Home DIY : 2

Date Posted:2 October 2015 

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1 in 5 DIY injuries (to men) occur when using angle grinders at home, but, a fall from a ladder is the #1 cause of fatalities at home 1 in 5 DIY injuries (to men) occur when using angle grinders at home, but, a fall from a ladder is the #1 cause of fatalities at home

DIY Hazards at Home - Part 2

A study in Victoria found that the number of injuries caused at home has increased up to 47% in the past 10 years due to a number of factors:

  • High cost of hiring a professional
  • Long wait times
  • Availability of low cost tools and materials
  • Increasing popularity of DIY television programmes
  • Online Information - WWW and YouTube

The report identified the highest DIY Risks at Home -
Men - Grinders, Welders, Car Maintenance
Women - Gardening
All - Mowers, Ladders

PPE Safety

Source - Paramount Safety - www.paramountsafety.com.au

Read PART 3 of The Dangers of Home DIY here

References -
Unintentional (Accidental) Hospital-Treated Injury (Victoria, 2011)
Do-It-Yourself Jobs: Information for the Home Handyman
Do-It-Yourself Jobs: Information for Workplace Managers
2012 National DIY Safety Report by 3M Tekk Protection