12.1. Understanding Safety and Environmental Issues

As a provider of a hands-on service (repairing, maintaining, or upgrading someone's computer), you need to be aware of some general safety tips, because if you are not careful, you could harm yourself or the equipment. You also need to be aware of the environment, considering that it plays a role in how the computer can perform and for how long. In the following sections, we'll talk about identifying hazards and environmental concerns, understanding safety documentation, using the right tools for the job, and handling accidents.

12.1.1. Identifying Potential Safety Hazards

Anything can be a potential safety hazard, right? Okay, maybe that statement is a bit too paranoid, but there are many ...

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