When creating an earthquake kit, pack three days worth of food and drinkable water for each member in your family. Non perishable food such as tinned food is ideal. Three litres per person per day is the recommended amount of drinking water, which can be held in a water bladder or plastic bottles. Also include cooking appliances and a burner to cook your food or boil water.
Assemble your kit together in something accessible that you can grab at a moment's notice. A backpack or waterproof container are good ways to keep everything together.
Asbestos, lead-based paints and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber are health hazards you need to look out for when renovating older homes. These substances can easily be disturbed when renovating and exposure to them can cause a range of life-threatening diseases and conditions including cancer. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer or visit our Health & Safety page.
When following our advice in our D.I.Y. videos, make sure you use all equipment, including PPE, safely by following the manufacturer’s instructions. Check that the equipment is suitable for the task and that PPE fits properly. If you are unsure, hire an expert to do the job or talk to a Bunnings Team Member.