3 basics for shed safety

Creating a custom-designed building with Shed Boss is a breeze – our experts handle every aspect of the process from start to finish to your requirements. They will make a building that stands the test of time, not to mention the test of Australian weather! They will be sturdy and safe, no matter what you use them for.

But once the work is done, there are also many things you can do to ensure continued safety as you work within your dream shed. Here are three to get you started.

Running in the right gear

Whether you're shearing or welding, it's crucial to make sure you have the right gear for the job. Whether you need protective gloves, resilient goggles or supervision with certain tasks, always do thorough research and check that when you do shed work, you do safe work.

Jack it up

Working with heavy vehicles and need to get under them? Make sure you use the appropriate jack. A vehicle jack is only appropriate for changing a tyre – don't get under the vehicle if this is what you have in place. If you do need to get down below and operate underneath a car or bike, make sure you implement a trolley jack and use vehicle support stands to brace everything. Check weight capacity, and don't let anyone hop in while you work!

Is the height right?

If you need to work with a ladder around your shed, make sure you only go to the second-highest rung – any higher could be dangerous. Moreover, only work within arms reach for safer results.

With these safety tips on board, you won't just have the best-looking shed around – you'll have one of the safest.

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