Just had an incident happen in my life that really drove home the safety issues when working with any power tools.
A friend of mine died last week from a chainsaw accident.
Sadly it was not necessarily a fatal injury but because he was on his property by himself he bled out leaving two gorgeous angels 18 month and 4 years behind him.
What is it that I can take away from this tragedy to give it some meaning? Well re-assessing my own use of power tools for a start.
So first preference is use tools when there is someone in earshot I suppose. (Not that practical as I live on my own).
Second is take a phone out to the shed or where ever I'm working.
I looked around my shed and realise that if I did nic an artery I have not one clean piece of cloth out there that I could quickly put on to staunch bleeding if necessary & certainly nothing that could be used as a tourniquet. Over the coming weeks I'll go out to the shed and give it some more serious thought.
What practical things I can simply implement that pertain to my circumstances & put some plan in place. As much as I love my hobby I couldn't bear putting my family through the anquish I have witnessed in the last 10 days.