Whilst woodworking is a totally absorbing and creative pastime or profession, it has inherent risks and even dangers. Proper training
and careful use can reduce the risk of accident from power tools: good practice demonstrates that sharp tools are less dangerous than the same tools in poorer condition. Yet even taking care of these obvious
aspects of workshop safety, there are still dangers lurking in the air we breathe, the noises we endure and the materials which we handle and apparently innocuous acts can bring us within seconds of permanent damage to
precious faculties such as our eyesight. This section is dedicated to making your life in the workshop safer, prolonging your active life as a woodworker. The major aspects considered are:
Respiratory Protection: we
supply active powered respirators from both JSP (PowerCapIP) and Trend (Airshield) as well as passive respiratory protection facemasks. Click here for respirators, facemasks, spare parts and accessories.
Eye & Ear Protection: eyesight, arguably our most precious faculty, can be destroyed in seconds yet low-cost effective protection
is readily available here at The ToolPost. At the same time, we are becoming increasingly aware of the evil of hearing damage. A range of solutions for eye and ear protection are available for your consideration.
Protective Clothing: whilst unlikely to cause serious health injury - apart from irate attacks from those who have to launder our
dirty working clothes - soiled workclothes are not pleasant to wear and do not present a very professional appearance to would-be clients. Smarten up your image and give your clothes a chance by looking at these
specially-produced woodworker's smocks and aprons. On the same page you will also find protective workgloves in a choice of styles to keep your hands free of cuts and consequent infections.
Dust Extraction: Perhaps
the most important element in the woodworkers armoury against respiratory problems or the ingestion of carcinogens, the dust extractor
has come a long way since the recent past when dust re-circulation seemed to be the norm. With these excellent extraction units and system components from CamVac, you can now enjoy first rate dust extraction, fine air filtration and a clean and healthy workplace, without breaking the bank.