What is a Hand or Power Tool?
Generally speaking, a hand or power tool can be described as any tool (electric, pneumatic, hydraulic, physical or fuel-driven) that can be manually transported by one person.
Safety Inspections of a Hand or Power Tool
The hazards and risks of hand and power tools are often easily overlooked, as many of the tools are common and frequently used, however they do have the potential to cause severe injuries when not used or maintained properly.
The following safety requirements should be followed regarding hand or power tools:
- Always purchase the most appropriate basic tools and equipment for the tasks, with consideration to vibration and noise exposure levels.
- Always ensure all power tools comply with the relevant AS/NZS standard.
- The equipment should be maintained by following the manufacturer’s instructions, so it is safe for the user and any other person working in proximity to the operation.
- The tool must only be used for the task that it is designed and as per the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Periodic inspections of hand and power tools must be undertaken according to the manufacturer’s instructions and any relevant standards.
- All guards, handles and other safety devices must be attached and operable before use.
- Discs, blades and fittings must be within the permissible operating speed in revolutions per minute (RPM).
- Operators should not wear loose clothing or jewellery and should securely tie back long hair so that they cannot become caught in a moving part of the tool.
- Wearing gloves when using tools should be based on risk assessment.
- Persons must familiarize themselves with the tools they will be using and follow all warnings, cautions, safety messages, and procedures before commencing work.
- All vibration or noise risks should be identified, assessed, and controlled.
- Power tools should not be modified unless a risk assessment has been undertaken and any necessary approvals granted.
Note: It is the responsibility of the operator to inspect a hand or power tool for damage and defects before use. Any defects should be reported immediately.
Electrical Safety with Powered Tools
Electrically powered tools can cause electric shock if they are not used correctly. To reduce the risk of electric shock persons using electrically powered tools should never override the safety features. The tools should only be operated within their design limits, and operators should always wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as recommended by the manufacturer.
Electrical tools should never be used in wet or damp locations unless the tools are specifically designed to do so. Electrical cords should always be routed so they do not cause a tripping hazard.
Contents of this Power Tool Safety Checklist
This tool checklist has provisions for the inspection of:
- Welding Equipment.
- Blades and Bits.
- Electrical Leads.
- Inspection Summary.
Why Choose to Buy this Power Tool Safety Checklist?
This 1-page power tool safety checklist can be used to check for hazards and risks with portable tools (e.g. welding equipment, drills, saws, bits, blades and leads, etc) and ensure they are in good condition.
After purchasing this power tool safety checklist you will be able to:
- Very easily edit and customize the template to create your own power tool checklist.
- Apply your own style, format and brand to the checklist.
- Use it in any industry or sector regardless of size or type of organization.
Availability and Use of this Power Tool Safety Checklist
- This power tool safety checklist template is accessible to you right now by clicking the ‘Buy Now’ button.
- The checklist will be delivered to you in fully editable Microsoft Word format for immediate and full use in your business.
- There are no subscriptions, contracts or ongoing costs.
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