Hidden Dangers of DIY Projects & Safety Tips

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DIY seems to be a very common trend in the UK nowadays, especially because people want to save money and also because of the wide range of availability of the components required for DIY projects. However, since this term is very broad and there are numerous types of projects that require varying level of expertise, there can certainly be tasks that require attention and extreme carefulness while performing them, in order to ensure safety. That's because although it sounds fascinating, but the hidden dangers of DIY can be unfavourable. 

We all love decorating our humble abodes and that's why home improving DIY projects are most common in the UK. This can include simple tasks such as painting and updating wallpapers or extensive tasks as carrying out repairs for the shed or the garage. Companies such as Slater Gordon are striving to aid individuals in attaining their personal injury claims, and in order to reduce the risks of DIY, they have also produced an infographic to create awareness among us.  


dangers of DIY projects


dangers of DIY projects

dangers of DIY projects

dangers of DIY projects

DIY safety tips

DIY safety tips

DIY safety tips

I can still clearly remember my old memories associated with my first every DIY project, which I did when I was in the first year of my business school. My bedroom's walls were white, and I wanted to add some spice and life to the room because of which my sister and I decided to paint one of the walls red. This DIY act was because of the inspiration from one of my friends who painted her room's wall all by herself. Although my parents had always hired painters to do the task, I was adamant to accomplish it all by myself. This was the first ever DIY task of my life, and I'm really glad that it went extremely well. 

I would advise you all to stay safe while doing a DIY project and to recognize the hidden dangers, before actually starting to work on any DIY home improvement project.

Have you ever been involved in a DIY home improvement project? Please share your BEST tips.

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19 comments:

  1. My life is a big DIY project and I often share my adventures in the craft land on my blog. Always wear protective gear when making stuff!

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  2. I had no idea that abestos was a thing but that is handy to know, I think my place is more modern but I will double check with the landlord. Thank you for the infographic x

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  3. What a great post, especially this time of year when more and more people will be taking on DIY projects. I know at our house, we've learned the hard way to be extra careful around things with a blade!

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  4. Oh wow! This is informative! I am huge on DIY! Just finished wall papering my living room and my son's room. Although we were masks while using the paint and wall paper glue, didn't know there were so many dangers behind it!

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  5. Mesothelioma is such a scary thing. My step grand father passed away from it. One moment he was fine. The next he was barely living and then he was gone. It's scary.

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  6. Yes preparation and information is key when embarking on a DIY project. I am a DIY kind of person and have taken on many projects over the years. However they have always involved paint and thankfully never anything sharp like blades.

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  7. I just moved into a new house, and I definitely agree that some activities are never what we think they are before we experience them!

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  8. an informative post really that helpful for those who love DIY

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  9. It's scary to think there are still some buildings with asbestos in them which can cause sever problems for many people.

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  10. Well done for flagging this up - so many accidents happen in the home and people just need to take their time and not rush - and think of all the potential hazards.

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  11. Well done for talking about this - DIY can cause so many injuries sometimes!

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  12. We've DIY-ed the whole house except the kitchen which we paid someone to do. DIY is great if you do it properly.

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  13. I am useless at DIY and try and persuade my dad to do my jobs for me! Kaz :)

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  14. Oh I do love a bit of DIY! So anything too crazy though! Just little bits here & then!

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  15. I am useless at DIY and always call on either my dad or my other half to give me a hand x

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  16. My boyfriend is a carpenter so I make him do everything around the house! lol

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  17. This article is an eye opener for a DIY enthusiast like me. I often take up projects just because they look pretty without actually taking safety precautions. Thanks for the word of caution.

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  18. My hubby is a builder/carpenter so I leave all projects to him and basically avoid!

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  19. Awesome job really it's great article.

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