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Have you ever witnessed one of those moments of pure “brilliance”?
Those times that you are grinning about the resourcefulness of an idea, but at the same time have that weird itch deep down that maybe it’s not that fool-proof and something might go wrong?
We are pretty sure that you would prefer to enjoy drinking that champagne over having to watch it go to waste on your floor because someone had the brilliant idea of opening the bottle with a knife.
Or, enjoy a great BBQ with your friends instead of having to run to the ER to take care of a couple of broken ribs.
We selected some interesting and funny examples to show you how seemingly good ideas turned out the wrong way and what you should do to easily get the desired result without incident.
Have a laugh and pay attention to the tips so these incidents won’t happen to you by following these Safety Tips.
If you are a samurai, you can skip this one.
SAFETY TIP: Do not try to open a champagne bottle with a knife.
This is how you should do it:
Why should you want to do it this way?
Besides being more classy, you don’t have to stop your party or celebration to take someone to the ER because the cork hit them, nor do you have to start thinking about what would be the best picture to hide that new hole in your drywall.
The kitchen is the heart of your home, but it can also be surprisingly dangerous. Cooking is fun, but kitchen safety is a priority.
SAFETY TIPS: Our kitchen safety tips will give you food for thought that could help you avoid becoming a kitchen injury statistic.
Everybody loves a hammock.
Especially now during summer, nothing is better than catching up on your reading under the trees or just taking a nap in a safely and securely installed hammock.
Hanging a hammock can and should be as simple as eyeballing it once you’re used to doing it.
If you’re looking to hang it in a more permanent way, doing it ‘by the book’ and taking measurements is definitely the way to go to make sure the hammock hangs exactly the way you want it to.
SAFETY TIP: Hanging your hammock boils down to three key steps:
The Hammock Universe walks you through all the 3 steps so you can safely hang your hammock.
If you already are a hammock connoisseur, a cool tool for you to check is the Hammock Hang Calculator.
Yeap, you are not supposed to do it like that.
But, you should be pruning your trees to keep them healthy and also for safety reasons.
If one of the tree’s limbs dies or becomes too heavy, it could break away from the trunk, causing injury to persons and damage to property nearby.
SAFETY TIP: While it is recommended that you hire a tree-trimming company to deal with extensive tree trimming for safety reasons, you can perform small pruning tasks yourself:
Today’s Homeowner also gives tips and photos about how to best trim large branches so the tree can keep growing healthy and also heals fast.
There are definitely better ways to get rid of your picnic bench.
TIPS: There are easy and harmless solutions for you to handle patio furniture that you don’t like anymore:
Power tools are not wild beasts that need to be tamed, they come with specific directions and all you have to do is follow them.
Many accidents and injuries caused by power tools are due to misuse and lack of safety equipment. When used correctly and with the proper safety measures, you can significantly reduce the chance of an accident.
SAFETY TIP: last but not least, just have common sense!
Over to you. Do you have any funny or remarkable history about safety gone wrong? Share it with us in the comments below.
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