Working Safely

Top tips for working safely with timber decking

When handling and processing treated timber decking always wear gloves and eye protection and work in a well ventilated area.

Wash hands thoroughly after handling treated timber decking and especially before eating or smoking.

Do not burn timber off-cuts. Dispose of them safely as refuse. Treated timber contains chemical preservatives.

When constructing pergolas keep the surrounding area clear of people until the structure is fully secure.

Wear goggles when pressure washing or scrubbing with chemical cleaners or restorers.

Keep children away from the work area until the job has been completed and tools have been stored safely.

A Treated Timber User Guide for TANALISED® treated timber covering its general use is available from Lonza Wood Protection -

The grinding and cutting of Q-Grip decking products may produce dust and loose flying particles and we strongly recommend that personnel carrying out these tasks wear suitable Personal Protective Equipment including gloves, eye protection, particulate dust mask and ear defenders.