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- Always wear impact goggles. Whenever you cut a tile, small fragments of the glaze tend to spring up in the air.
- Wearing impact goggles will prevent anything being deflected into your eyes; the curvature of the goggles will bounce any fragments away from you.
- You should always wear gloves. It only takes a tiny fragment of tile to cause an injury.
- Even a pair of household rubber gloves will prevent cuts, and bits of tile sticking into your skin.
- Whenever you are using an electric tile cutter you should wear ear defenders.
- When you first turn the tile cutter on it doesn’t seem loud, but as you start to cut through a tile it becomes very loud.
- Even more fragments and glaze will start to ping off the machine; so don’t forget your gloves and goggles.
VOLTAGE TESTER ’LIFE SAVER’
- When you turn off the electric or are working around sockets, always test the wires or socket with a voltage tester or ‘life-saver’.
- Firstly you have to test it on a wire you know to be live, and then onto a wire that you presume is dead.
- Simply press the button and it starts to beep if it is near a live wire, if it doesn’t beep the wire is dead. Without this you could have a serious electric shock. They only cost a few pounds; every household should have one.