Whether you are doing your own home DIY or working with a major construction company you should consider investing in some things that will protect you from harms way if something where to go wrong. Of course, some jobs may provide you with some of these but in certain circumstances it would be advisable to be using all of them all the time.
Perhaps one of the more obvious things you definitely should invest in is some gloves. Not just any gloves will do, you need some that are going to be tough and have a durable outer layer than can’t be pierced or split that easily. You want to look for ones that offer that. So, if you do happen to touch something sharp or whatever else your hands will be protected. Also, if you are working outside and working in damp or wet conditions having gloves made from a certain material would allow you to grip and hold things even when its wet and perhaps should be considered before you buy.
Boots are often overlooked by people and if you are a handy man or working on a jobsite as you day job it would be a good idea to get some tough and rugged boots, perhaps even ones with a steel toe to protect your toes from a falling item. Some people are often put off my some heavy duty boots because they think they are uncomfortable and this is sometimes true but there are exceptions check out this list for some great options – the most comfortable work boots. I too myself was skeptical but I tried some and I couldn’t be happier with my purchase. Not only are they more comfortable that my previous trainers but they protect my feet and also seem to reduce fatigue.
Heavy tools are serious and because of this you may want to consider getting a helmet. Although this may be overkill for some work in others it should be mandatory if not already. Working on a worksite or a construction site where you use these tools means getting a helmet is highly recommended in my book.
If you where just to buy 2 of suggestions in my top 5 I would say get the gloves and the safety glasses. Some people don’t think of this and it could come to bit them in the ass down the road if they didn’t wear some safety glasses. If you are doing anything with heavy duty tools or even small tools like drills and hammers, then you should buy a pair. Heck you can pick them up for a couple of dollars, are you eyes worth more than that to you? I think I already know the answer!
Tough Outer Clothing
If you are working in a rough area or somewhere a lot of construction is going on getting some tough clothing can be really important. The most important pieces of clothing I would buy is something that will protect the arms from harm. Also getting some tough and well-padded pants may be a good decision as well. Though ideally some tough jacket or something that can protect your arms from minor scratches and such would be a god send in some situations.