safety

Don’t drink water straight from the tap!

tap water

Wait, don’t drink from your tap water, you don’t know what experience it has been through. That might sound very threatening but it’s so that we can make sure you read about how your tap water might not be as perfect as you think it is, it could even maybe be causing more harm than

How to fix loose outlets

electrical outlet

Having loose outlets in the house is way too annoying. You cannot plug in stuff properly, and even if you manage to plugin successfully, unplugging is another challenge in itself. A loose outlet is not very good for the plates as they cause them to break. In worse cases, loose outlets can cause a safety

Best pool test strips – How to use them properly

Testing strips

The joy a pool can give a homeowner makes the installation worth it, but maintaining a pool does require some work. One thing you need to do is have your water tested regularly by checking pH levels, alkalinity, calcium content, and combined chlorine. You will need to find the best pool test strips to check

Ladder inspections and when to replace them

ladders

If you’re familiar with using a certain type of ladder, you’ll quickly become familiar with the precautions necessary to use it safely. Maintaining three points of contact, not overreaching and not overloading a ladder while in use will all become second nature after a short period of time. But there are other safety precautions you

How to choose prescription safety glasses for work

safety glasses

Prescription safety glasses are designed to protect your eyes from injury or long-term damage without compromising your vision whilst you work. Our eyes are vulnerable to a range of hazards, including heat, light, dust, chemicals, sharp objects and physical impact. As a result, eye injuries are common in high-risk professions such as construction, automotive and

Protecting your space: What you need to know about doors and fire

fire door

From a young age, fire educators teach us that closed doors are safer than open doors when it comes to protecting citizens and safety crews from active fire situations. However, not every door is created equal in terms of fire protection – doors that offer more protection specific to fire situations are known as fire-rated

Can Asbestos Cause Cancer?

asbestos

How are Asbestos and Cancer Linked? Asbestos is a term used to refer to a group of six naturally-occurring fibrous minerals that are composed of thin, microscopic fibres. Asbestos was typically used in commercial and residential construction, due to its low price as well as resistance to fire, heat, corrosion, and electricity. Even though asbestos

Trampoline safety tips for kids

trampoline

Trampolines are a very fun pastime; until an accident of course. Trampolines can be a very good exercising prop, but they are also responsible for a great many injuries. Statistically, 75% of trampoline injuries are found in children of 14 years of age or younger. But all said and done we as parents would still

Situations when scaffolding is imperative for ensuring safety

scaffolding

Scaffolding is a temporary structure, used for providing vital support to construction workers who are required to work at great heights. A scaffolding structure will carry huge importance and can be used in construction, renovations, maintenance and repairs. When is Scaffolding Needed? In short, scaffolding is necessary when a thorough risk assessment has been performed

Fire safety: What you should do when in danger

fire safety

When the topic revolves around emergencies, everyone always says that you shouldn’t panic. If you think about it, that’s easier said than done. Unless you’re a firefighter trained to properly respond to a fire or any other emergency, the likelihood that you won’t panic is low. If a fire occurs in your building, the sensors