General Safety With Tiles
Remember, if you’re demolishing tiles, we need to ensure your safety and also that of your family, you don’t want silica dust flying around the house.
For an at-home DIYer - let’s keep it simple; wear a silica safe mask at all times and add the safety tips for an event-free DIY.
Wear the appropriate Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE), it needs to comply with the standard AS/NZS 1716 – Respiratory protective devices. Check the product information to make sure RPE is AS/ NZS 1716 compliant.
When using any powered cutting or grinding equipment, always use appropriate hearing protection.
Whether you are cutting tiles with score and snap, wet saw, electric grinder or tile nippers, always wear appropriate safety glasses. Sharp pieces of tile and stone, even very small ones, are better kept away from your eyes.
When cutting tiles or working with adhesives, it is always advisable to wear protective gloves, steel-capped boots, protective workwear such as long pants and a long sleeve shirt.
Bending and Lifting
Remember that tile boxes can be heavy. Bend your knees and lift carefully. Get help if you need it, especially with large format tiles! Don't try to lift large format tiles by yourself - ever.