Living through the building phase of a renovation project can be a very busy time. We look at what is involved and some safety aspects to consider.
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Throughout the building work, you will be:
If you have someone managing the project on your behalf, they will ensure these steps are taken.
If you are still living in the house while work is going on, you need to be especially conscious of risks to the safety of you and your family. Don’t let children play or wander around the work area. Danger comes from the generally hazardous nature of building sites, including:
If you are doing the work yourself, follow normal commonsense safety practices, such as ladder safety, and using the correct safety gear.
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