So I am planning on getting into equipped lifting in the new year and was wondering how would you safety train as a beginner and when solo.
Lots of safeties.
Make sure that you can never get squished or pinned. For squats the pins/chains should always be set to 1 inch below your lowest point so if you need to bail you can bail.
For bench - set the pins below your arch so you can flatten out as needed.
Mono attachments for power racks will be handy for bench, but have backup jhooks under them as needed.