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Domestic Refurbishment Injuries

Refurbishment is the process of domestic property maintenance, this can involve minor repairs to the home or total refurbishments of the property. The refurbishing or the building occurs either because the owner of the property needs add new features to the property or to suit a change of owners can mean the style and functionality needs to be changed to suit the new owner. Refurbishment is a quicker and easier process to demolition or rebuilding and it can also increase the value of the property.

The number of fatalities has increased in the housing sector as compared to the other sectors and also has increased in comparison to last year. Efforts are being made by the construction industry to improve upon the health and wellness of the employees, but the housing sector still has the largest number of fatal accidents and injuries at the time of the domestic refurbishment. There has been a significant rise in the accidents and injuries caused in the housing sector which are happening both in the construction of new buildings as well as refurbishment and repair at the domestic construction sites. There have been a number of employees who have been injured and many of the workers died while the work was being carried out at the site. The refurbishment sector recorded a rise in accidents by more than 50% from being 24 in 2005-2006 to 39 in 2006-2007.

One of the reasons that account for the domestic refurbishment injuries would be the increased level of activities for house builders. These injuries are caused by various reasons which may comprise falling from height, being struck by moving object, being hit by a falling object at some stage while transferring them from one place to another and also misbalance of the ladder can be of the reasons. Electric shocks are also sometimes lead to accidents while the refurbishment of the houses. The workers have to make sure that while refurbishing the house or a part of it, they must keep in mind the safety precautions. It is the duty of the employer to guide and assign work to the workers. The employer should also engage himself with the workers as he will be the one taking of the health and safety issues and also to find out solutions to any kind of problems faced by the workers.

To avoid the domestic refurbishment injuries, the most important thing that should be taken care of is the planning of work in a systematic and an organised manner. Workforce should be selected on the basis of their experience and ability and also the right kind of equipments should be selected.

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