Whether you are a contractor who handles demolition on a daily basis, or you are a homeowner looking to remodel part of your living space, demolition should always incorporate the highest standards of safety. One of the reasons we designed our unique demo bar, the Gutster demo bar, is because we wanted to improve the safety and efficiency of demolition projects for homeowners and contractors alike. Once you get your hands on one of our demo bars, we know you’ll understand the difference in design.
If you have a demo project coming up, check out our top safety tips for ensuring you and those around you are not injured on the job.
If you are a contractor this one should go without saying. However, even homeowners should spend the money on protective gear. Even if this is a one time project, your safety is worth every penny.
Some protective gear you should consider purchasing are the following:
Above we mentioned how safety was one of the factors that inspired the unique design of the Gutster tool. This demo bar is designed so you do not need to spend your entire demo project hunched over. Our 60 inch demo bar even features wheels for ease of movement around the jobsite.
Never use tools that were not designed for demo to handle the project. Using a low quality demo bar means you will not have the proper leverage you need, which in turn will lead to back injuries. You know how they say that using dull knives is actually more dangerous than using sharp knives because of the extra effort you will be using to cut? The same can be said of demo tools. Poorly designed tools can do more harm than good.
The more debris that is lying around your project site, the more dangerous it becomes. Remove as much debris as possible as you work. It is best to have a dumpster on site so you only need to lift heavy items once. The cleaner your work space, the easier it is to work safely.