Safety Information When Sanding Wood Floors
Always wear eye protection, full dust mask and gloves during sanding
and when clearing away.
To protect your eyes from nuisance dust while sanding, wear goggles. The goggle should be vented to prevent fogging.
Dust masks prevent you from breathing in any dust particles that will be present in the air. Spend a little extra on a good quality mask is advisable.
Ear Defenders are a must as the machines are very noisy. Not wearing some form of ear defender can result in permanent damage to the eardrum and potential loss of hearing.
Ensure machines are turned off, and unplugged from the main power source before fitting abrasives or adjusting settings.
When sanding pre 1960's painted surfaces and some modern enamel’s, clear away thoroughly after sanding as these paints may contain harmful lead.
It is not uncommon for people to react with wood dust. If you experience any itchiness, tiredness or sickness after sanding please consult a doctor.