Working from home quietly

December 24, 2021

Working in the Home Office system at home is becoming more common. As a result of the coronavirus epidemic, this type of work has gained even more ground.

But we can’t just do office work in our home. It may also be necessary to perform physical, assembly, DIY, and creative work processes at home.

If you want to set up a home workshop, you can do it in an existing room, garage, storage room, or possibly in a garden house or storage room.

What should we pay attention to when setting up a home workshop?

When setting up a home workshop, there are some important considerations to consider.

• The machines and tools used for DIY often make a lot of noise, which can disturb those who live with us, but it can also be extremely unpleasant for the neighbors, so do not forget about the noise protection of the workshops. For your own protection, be sure to use ear protection, and for soundproofing the room, it is advisable to place sound-absorbing products on the walls and ceiling. Avoid styrofoam and sponge boards because they have minimal ability to absorb high-pitched sounds but are not suitable for true sound insulation. Hardwood and fabrics and materials developed for acoustic purposes really dampen noise and are perfect for insulation. These acoustic panels are extremely easy to place as they only need to be hung on a few hooks or screws, even a decorative wall picture. If there may be large glass surfaces in our workshop, we will also block the noise by placing acoustic curtains. To further enhance noise protection, install sound-absorbing materials in the machines. One of the best sound-absorbing materials-(ljudabsorbent) is manufactured by a Swedish company, Perfect Acoustic.

• It is very important to get the right equipment. One of the most basic pieces of equipment is a stable, strong workbench that is resistant to shocks, can withstand heavy, heavy, and large parts, tools, and is possibly also resistant to paint and chemicals.

• It is most ideal if we choose rooms as far away from the living rooms as possible as a place for DIY with noise and dust, preferably on the ground floor.

• If you live in a house with a garden, garden storage or a garden house is absolutely suitable for this purpose, and a garage that is not in use is also suitable for installation and DIY tasks.

• When designing workshop floors, the use of durable material is a primary consideration, such as concrete floors or strong impact, and wear-resistant stone or tile surfaces may be suitable for installation or DIY purposes.

• If the room selected for the workshop is located separately from the living area, for example in a separate garage or garden storage, we also need to consider the heating required in the winter.

• It is essential to build the right lighting in our workshop. We can also use several lamps and light sources to see everything well and sharply and to avoid injuries or accidents caused by poor lighting conditions. Since strong light sources are needed to see clearly what we are doing, we should use LED bulbs whenever possible for environmental protection and energy-saving.

• Fire protection is also a cardinal issue. Of course, a fire extinguisher is a must in every workshop, a first aid kit must also be obtained, and great care must be taken to ensure that all sockets and wires are securely earthed properly when using electricity for the various machines and do not come into contact with water if water is used in the workshop.

• Once we have the tools we need for our work, we keep them tidy and safe, even if there is a child in the family, be sure to close the workshop when we are not there, and keep the tools, hazardous chemicals, varnishes, and thinners out of the reach!

• It doesn’t matter what clothes we wear during DIY work either. There are special protective clothing, overalls, special thick boots, shoes that we must procure to avoid injuries and accidents.

• If your work involves a lot of dust, smoke, steam, or evaporation of chemicals, be sure to obtain special face masks to avoid inhaling harmful substances.

• Wear DIY goggles to protect your eyes and wear protective gloves to keep your hands healthy.

• When working with chemicals, it may also be necessary to design a suitable ventilation system, use exhaust or fan.

• Last but not least, keep order and cleanliness in the workshop at all times!

Proper conditions are very important when working from home. Pay attention to safety, obtaining the right tools, machines.

Noise attenuation is an important consideration, especially in workshops, to avoid hearing damage.

Do not forget to check the tools and machines regularly. Clean and maintain them regularly. If they are obsolete, replace them with newer ones. Well-functioning tools are essential for efficient and safe work.

We can see that the ideal conditions must also be created for working from home.

Before you start working from home, make sure you provide the conditions listed.

There are some types of work that are subject to permits in that city or town. Ask the municipality for permission and let your neighbors know what kind of work we will be doing in our home.

Of course, in the case of work with too much noise, be sure to set up the workshop or plant away from the inhabited area.

Proper ventilation of workshops and plants is very important, but in the case of toxic gases or fumes that are toxic or harmful to health and the air, the most environmentally friendly solution must be found.

We also take care of the removal of waste generated during work. When generating hazardous waste, check the current legislation on hazardous waste!

Let’s try to work with substances that are not harmful to our health or the environment. Do not pollute the air, natural waters, or soil with by-products from the work!


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