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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:35 pm 
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I try to avoid disasters by firstly taking a very pessimistic approach.
I ask: What's the worst that can happen?

So. with all power tools that involve flying particles inc.putting up the shelf.
Glasses to BSI spec and Grinders full face.

This works for me whether I using angle grinder, jigsaw, bandsaw and/or bench drill (this list is not exhaustive). the more mobile the more risk.

This way I see my daughter grow up and appreciate the world around me.

I always, put all glasses, goggles, full face. in the dishwasher prior to use.
NO EXCUSE for "I can't see the work piece"
Is this too much? The DIY,er like me can afford the time to do so. Is this the same for the Trade?


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Not sure about the dishwasher bit (or are you taking the *iss?), but you are right, protective gear should be worn at all times.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 10:51 pm 
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No Idea if Gagdget is single or a married bloke.
Most things that arrive in the dishwasher usually end up back where they belong.
My wife (bless her) dumps all things non-kitchen back into my workshop.
This includes specs, gogs, sometimes carbs:)

I have often heard people do not like using eye protection because they cannot see the workpiece.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:08 pm 
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PS. It only takes a minute to bung PPE into the dishwasher in the evening.
To be ready and visably clear for the next day.

I know if sounds a bit pedantic, but screwdrivers, chisels, sockets all get the same treatment.
followed by a cuddle with WD40 before being put to bed.
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This is a family orientated forum not a builders canteen. Posting that sort of language again will get you a red card.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:25 pm 
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My thoughts exactly, I was just about to complain when the mods stepped in!.. :angryfire:...thank you Mod 6!

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 11:33 pm 
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I agree totally with moderators and submit an absolute apology for my foul language.
Whoops!
However, Tool safe is personal safe.
But wifey still puts seperates the dishes from the tools. :)
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Eh...have you seen what dishwashers do to glassware?

You put tools in the dishwasher...surely a wind up?

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Far to often I see injuries due to people not wearing the correct PPE, or the PPE not being suitable for the job in hand, or the wrong PPE being worn. It only takes a second to loose an eye!

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I dunno, PPE me aunt fanny sometimes I reckon. It's nearly killed me a couple of times. I used to use a hydraulic ring saw, it's like a petrol cutter . Anyway working at heights with this thing screaming away, all the wet gear on, high viz this and that, ear defenders, goggles , hard hat, dust mask ....Jesus it was like walking on the moon with all the gear, and hot concrete muck spraying out of this thing and your trying to cut reinforced concrete at head height. More times I took all the gear off bar the ear defenders , much more comfortable , with all the gear you had no natural reactions, made it more dangerous. Ah them were the days....


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PPE?

Meh! - Everyone knows squinting and looking side-on while doing your best Robert De Niro sneer will ensure safe and happy working. :lol:

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Beachcomber wrote:
PPE?

Meh! - Everyone knows squinting and looking side-on while doing your best Robert De Niro sneer will ensure safe and happy working. :lol:


:lol: worked like that for years untill i got some metal in my eye whilst using a grinder,i was lucky and i'm ok but it changed my thoughts on ppe
still think a lot of it is overkill mind :scratch:

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The looking side-on approach made me laugh.
It reminded me of and old friend who MIG'd his Fiat X19 without any mask. "Too fiddly" he said.
The end result looked like a Jackson Pollack, but he was happy to grind off the excess and guess the trajectory of the next weld, with his eyes firmly closed.


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Ahh H&S and PPE. If it were up to H&S, nothing would get done, so they introduced PPE to make sure nothing gets done. (BTW if there's any spelling mistakes, please excuse me as I have a bit of sawdust in me good eye + me finger hurts were I bashed it with me hammer this morning. I'm also stood on one leg as a 6" nail went straight through me trainers this morning and made me drop the lump hammer on me toes. I have a bad back too from lifting those 3 bags of cement at the same time (cause it was quicker than moving them 3 times.) ) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


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I have had three eye injuries where PPE isn't normally used:-

- taking nibs off a rendered wall before skimming, just with a plastering trowel and I got a bit of sharp sand in my eye. Never seen anyone wear goggles for that.
- punching out a plastic back box for a double socket and got a chip of plastic in my eye. again, never seen an electrician wear goggles for that.
- multifinish in my eye whilst doing a ceiling at full stretch. Insurance job as subbie with full H&S inspections and procedures. Again, never seen plasterers wearing goggles when putting it on.

With the best of intentions, you can still end up in casualty.


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I did the health & safety multiple choice (of 4 choices) online test for my CSCS card....
One of the questions relating to 'which of the following PPE would you wear on construction sites when working at height above water' listed 'life jacket' amongst two of the other choices, with the fourth choice being 'wear all of the items'.....

I got the answer wrong which was 'wear all of them'.

My logic had thought...."why the f@** would I wear a flippin life jacket if I was on scaffold around a house....there'll nly be a flippin puddle if it'd rained.....H&S is well overboard".

That's what I genuinely thought as I frustratingly pondered such a pathetic question.

Never assumed the question could've referred to a large expanse of water! ::b


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