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10 Basic Safety Rules For Using Hand Tools

Posted on August 28 2019

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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