You've been thinking about it and putting it off for years, but it's finally time to take on that DIY home-improvement project. You've planned it out, watched plenty of YouTube tutorials and bought all the materials you need. So what's next? It's time for a crash course in DIY safety.
Take Your Time
Accidents are more likely to happen when you're rushing. You tend to take risks you know you shouldn't and forget important steps. These accidents often happen with tools you're already familiar with, such as ladders and drills.
Ladders are a common source of injury. Instead of rushing to grab the first ladder available and setting it up quickly, take the time to make sure you have the right tool for the job. You need to check that the ladder is tall enough to get you where you need to go or to let you reach what you need to. Don't use a ladder that's too short...