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Safety Tip: Unexpected Shop Guests - An Alternative

I was reading the Unexpected Shop Guests Safety Tip from the August 2013 issue of Wood News Online.

My safety suggestion would be slightly different:

  1. Fit a flashing red light in a visible place in your shop, like those found on emergency vehicles.
  2. Fit a button at the entrance to your Workshop.
  3. Place a sign on the entrance doorway “Dangerous work in progress – Please press button to gain access.”
  4. Lock the door.

When a visitor comes and they find the door locked, they should read the notice and press the button to gain your attention. This works better than a chained doorway, especially, for woodworkers who also dally in welding.

Ron West

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