There is an old anecdote about an instructor who told his students how well he was familiar with safety techniques – “I know it like my three fingers.” Our site presents what safety advice could be given by such a “specialist” who does not apply the rules in practice.
Roofing work is dangerous, because you have to fall high? Nonsense! Do not use any accessories, including fasteners. You have enough arms and legs to stay on the slippery and sloping roof.
An electric shock shouldn’t scare you. Do not use special screwdrivers with protective handles, first turn off the power supply at home and check where the wires go in the wall before you start drilling it.
The wires can be twisted together anyhow, and only weaklings turn to professionals. Aluminum and copper are perfectly twisted together, who told you that this is impossible? Don’t burn, don’t worry!
Working with a hand tool is completely safe. There is no need to know how to hammer in a nail correctly, that you can hold it with pliers so as not to hit your finger. What can happen when working with such simple tools?
Goats and ladders should always be made by hand. It is very simple and economical. Are the construction goats loose? You just can’t keep your balance! Anyway, the fall is not high here.
It is easy to handle the ladder, it is not necessary to fix it in the open position, as it should be according to the instructions, it is enough just to open it and you can paint the ceiling.
You don’t need to know anything like a long-handled roller for painting a ceiling or applying wallpaper glue to the surface above. You never know what newfangled specialists have invented there, we will be in the old fashioned way – painting from the stairs or wobbly goats. And insurance is not needed when working at height.
It is quite possible to save money on scaffolding by using old boards or rusty scrap metal. This is a temporary structure, why buy and build something reliable?.
Power tools are a separate topic in the field of safety. We are sure that our imaginary instructor, for example, would not wear safety glasses while working with a hammer drill. And using a colleague as a stand while cutting a board is completely normal for a would-be master.
Who said that a helmet is necessary at a construction site? Oh well, the head should be comfortable!
And here is our instructor himself clearly demonstrates how to work in the workshop, next to gas cylinders.
And finally, a small selection of what can happen if you do not follow safety precautions when working with power tools and workbenches.