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10 Basic Safety Rules For Using Hand Tools

Hand tools are such a common part of our lives but they can also be dangerous if misused incorrectly.

Reduce the chance of an accident by following the below safety measures.


1. Inspect regularly

  • Regularly inspect your tools to make sure that they are in good condition.


2. Wear gloves

  • Always wear appropriate personal protective equipment.


3. Carry with care

  • Never carry tools up a ladder.
  • If you need to take tools up to a height use a bag or hoist them up in a bucket.


4. Don't pocket sharp objects

  • Never carry sharp or pointed tools in your pocket.
  • Instead, carry them in a toolbox.


5. Be aware of your surroundings

  • Always be aware of the people around you when using tools.


6. Use the right tools

  • Always use the right tools for the job.
  • Never use a tool for a different purpose than it was intended.
  • You risk damaging the tools and injuring yourself.


7. Follow instructions

  • Only operate tools according to manufacturers' instructions.


8. Clean and return

  • After using a tool, clean it and return it to it's proper storage place.


9. Oily hands are dangerous

  • Don't work with greasy or oily hands.


10. Protect your eyes

  • Always wear eye protection.


Now that you know the basic safety rules it's time to check out some quality tools.


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